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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Some common goal setting tips: 1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focussed. 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.
In progress Completed Failed School and learning 1. Graduate from high school 2. Get in to the Faculty of Theology (Helsinki) 3. Learn all hiraganas and katakanas 4. Learn 50 kanjis 5. Go to a cooking course 6. Learn Spanish 7. Learn French
Job and finance 8. Be in a some kind of job (summer or short periods) 9. Not to shop for a week, except food 10. Pay my debts 11. Save 100 euros
Health and beauty 12. Lose 15 kg 13. To do at least one thing a day that makes me happy for 2 weeks 14. Do not miss any doctor's appoinments in 6 months 15. Excercice at least 1/week 16. Dye my hair
Swapping etc. 17. Send all decos, slams etc I have forward 18. Notify that I don't swap Finnish stuff anymore 19. Participate in 10 swaps in SwapBot 20. Participate in 5 tags on postcrossing forums 21. Send 5 postcards via postcrossing 22. Send forward 100 x-slips
Entertainment 23. Go to the cinema 7 times 24. Read 200 books (75/200) 25. Read 50 manga (20/50) 26. Read 5 classics (2/5) 27. See 50 movies (25/50) 28. Go to 3 gigs
Crafts, art etc. 29. Write 5 poems (5/5) 30. Use my sewing machine even once 31. Make at least one ATC 32. Make 5 inchies 33. Fill one scrapbook 34. Take a pic of myself every day for a year (1/365) 35. Write a short story 36. Draw 10 (nice?) pictures 37. Knit a scarf (kauluhuivi siis)
Web thingies 38. Visit Hungersite (and other click to give) at least once a week for 6 months 39. Decide a new domain name 40. Update LJ at least a week for a year 41. Update in english at least one a month for a year 42. Take pictures of all my Hello Kitty -stuff, bookmarks and phonecharms and post it here 43. Tag every post on LJ 44. Make 20 avatars
Lists 45. List all HK-stuff I have 46. List all cds 47. dvds and boxes 48. and books we have in our home 49. Make a to do -list every month for a year
Pagan things 50. Grow some herbs myself 51. Read two wicca/pagan books 52. Read a book about herbal/kitchen magic 53. Celebrate all sabbaths 54. Have some contact to nature every month 55. Celebrate some esbats Cooking 56. Make cupcakes 57. Make vegan cupcakes 58. Cook 10 different vegan meals 59. Make vegan/vegetarian sushi 60. Eat Indian food
Homemaking 61. Keep our home neat 62. Wash laundry at least once a month 63. Wash dishes at least 1/week 64. Change the sheets every month 65. Hoover every week 66. Throw away ('silppua') every excess magazines
To watch and read 67. Lionel Shiver: We need to talk about Kevin 68. the Finnish book about Columbine 69. some book about gnostic gospels 70. Big Love 1st season 71. book about karma (we have this in our shelf) 72. Women who kill 73. Bertrand Russel: History of Western Philosophy. A History of Western Philosophy and Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day (I have this in 2 parts) 74. That 70's show season 7 and 8
(Not) Buying stuff
75. Not buying anything but food for another week 76. Buy 5 My Little Ponys 77. Buy 3 Care Bears 78. Buy elephant Hello Kitty phone charm 79. Buy decora/sweet lolita skirt (or dress) 80. Buy Gothic & Lolita book 81. Get missing issues of Anime and JapanPop magazines 82. Get pullip, bjd or blythe
Charity, activism & politics 83. Vote for all elections 84. Go to 3 demonstrations 85. Continue donating to Amnesty and Greenpeace 86. Pay membership fee to SETA 87. Eat vegan food for a week 88. Don't eat meat (this is easy :D)
Misc. 89. Go to baseball matches 90. Go to the river 91. Write a short story 92. Go to AnimeCon 93. Go to TsukiCon 94. Go to DesuCon 95. Send a postcard to PostSecret 96. Find usb to my new camera 97. Buy cute fabric (cupcakes, strawberries, cherries etc.) 98. Make new penpals 99. Make new e-pals 100. Find 100 things that make me happy