The post in which I reboot my 101 in 1001 list. Also? I KNOW that that is a crappy title for what I hope to be an awesome post but stay with me!
So. A while back (some years ago) I created a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I did not complete all of them and was letting myself have all kinds of “Rachee is bad feelings” when I took another look at the list. There is no need to beat myself up…I had accomplished more than I thought! While I may not have crocheted a sweater, I feel like I have grown in leaps and bounds from where I was with crocheting that I could probably get a sweater done. (I know there were other things on the list but let’s just talk about the sweater, mmkay?)
As there are transitions abound in my life, mainly The Bee going to high school (what the ham fat?!) and me just getting older (and more mature…snicker) I wanted to reboot my list. I am also cribbing items from my fit forty list cause that’s the way I roll.
This post is called “Get out of that funk” because every once in a while I get into a funk, a horrible place where I am just going through the motions. I want to live life as juicy as possible and think I need to shake things up a bit. This list does involve some things I already do but I want to jump out of the rut I am in and do those things with gusto, with feeling, with every bit of me involved and present.
101 in 1001 Reboot Guidelines
The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past — frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Goal setting tips
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.
Official start date: September 7th, 2014
Official end date: June 4th, 2014
To see keep up with my progress list items will look like:
No color or text change for items still to be done
Green text and text in italics for items in progress
Blue text and strikeout through text for items completed.
1. Reach my goal weight (redacted for now but the oversharer in me will eventually disclose)
2. Do one 5K a month for a year
3. Do a split
4. Attend yoga in the park
5. Make my bedtime 11pm each night
6. Go dairy free for a month
7. Practice Meatless Mondays for three months
8. Crochet a sweater
9. Host a dinner party
10. Build a raised garden
11. Take a financial fitness class
12. Finish School
13. Refinish bathroom
14. Make curtains for my windows
15. Get a bike
16. Do a wine tasting
17. Keep work blog updated
18. Visit ten new restaurants
19. Have professional headshots done
20. Visit Niagara Falls
21. Get car fixed
22. Complete Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred
23. Make tomato sauce from scratch
24. Make soup from scratch
25. Have a booth at a craft fair
26. Make up and perform what will be known as my signature storytelling story
27. Perform in a community theater production
28. Run a mile non-stop
29. Run a mile in under 13 minutes
30. Run a 5K without stopping
31. Complete a 5K in under 40 minutes
32.Complete one of those Squat challenges
33. Complete a running training program
34. Be able to do a pull-up
35. Be able to do twenty real push-ups
36. Complete a Black Girls Run Program
37. Attend a yarn conference (ie Stitches, TNNA)
38. Go Screen free for a week
39. Volunteer at a senior care center
40. Go to the ballet and see Misty Copeland perform
41. Plan a vacation for me
42. Plan a vacation for the family
43. Read all of the books I was assigned and pretended to read in high school
44. Get a massage
45 Learn how to shape my own eyebrows
46. Send thank you cards to people
47. Game nights with family
48. Take a cooking class with The Bee
49. Become a Supernumerary with Opera Philadelphia
50. Attend a rock concert
51. Go to a beer tasting
52. Decorate my bedroom
53. Get pool table refinished (or re-whatever they do to pool tables)
54. Learn to shoot pool
55. Visit church with my brother-in-law
56. Take a hot air balloon ride
57. Take a trapeze class (aerial arts at the circus school)
58. Learn to play piano
59. Go apple picking and make something with those apples
60. Complete 10 hat and scarf sets to donate to charity
61. Declutter craft area in home
62. Hire a maid to clean my house
63. Repaint my deck
64. Participate in NaNoWriMo
65. Start a video series for my blog
66. Participate in a No Spend month
67. Compliment and smile at everyone at both jobs for a week
68. Let The Bee plan a weekend trip
69. Don’t complain about anyone or anything for a week.
70. Get a new tattoo
71. Color my hair
72. Read 26 books I’ve never read starting with each letter of the alphabet
73. Wear a dress or skirt every day for a week
74. Plan an evening out with Effin Guy that does not involve a movie
75. Use reusable grocery bags when food shopping for a total of 30 trips
76. Visit Las Vegas
77. Send a care package to someone “just because”
78. Try 50+ crafty/artistic things from my Pinterest boards.
79. Finish up the Game of Thrones series
80. Read The 39 Clues series
81. Re-read books by Octavia Butler
82. Participate in Shakespeare in the park
83. Eat a proper breakfast daily
84. Take public transportation to work
85. Visit local area attractions
86. Go back to Marie’s Crisis Café in New York
87. Complete “hair hat” for Ellen
88. Complete Harry Potter scarves for D and G
89. Complete an Amazon amigurami for A
90. Teach A how to knit
91. Stick to cleaning schedule
92. Go to an Eagles Game
93. Get a passport
94. Take a dance class
95. Donate blood
96. Take a walk through my neighborhood once a week
97. Call and visit friends I’ve been “meaning to check up on”
98. Revamp and revive yaRRns
99. Visit other blogs and comment at least once a week
100. Consult with a financial planner
101 Save $5 for every completed item. Donate $10 for every incomplete item.
Whew! What a list!
This time I think I found a good balance of things I already do and things that I want to do. The already do things are things that I just want to get more out of. The new things are to shake it up a bit.
What say you? Got some goals to meet?
Let me know in the comment!
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Have fun and remember: