Monday, June 22, 2009
I saw this on a couple of other blogs and was inspired. So here it goes...
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.
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 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.
Here are my goals for the next 1001 days!
101 Goals in 1001 Days
New goal: 2. Run one mile without stopping.
3. Exercise 4x's per week.
4. Don't eat after dinner for 30 days.
5. Do 50 sit ups without stopping.
6. Do not feed my children any fast food for 30 days.
7. Drink 48 ounces of water/day for 2 consecutive weeks.
8. Take vitamins daily.
9. Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day.
10. Do not eat any fried foods for 30 days.
11. Start use of FREE 3 month gym membership, then attend at least 3 days a week.
12. Complete my night time "beauty" routine for 30 consecutive days.
13. Complete two personal Bible studies per year.
14. Prayer journal every day for 1 month.
15. Do not skip devotions on Saturday or Sunday for 1 month.
17. Memorize 50 scripture verses.
18. Review memory verses twice a week.
20. Share my passion for Christ with a stranger.
21. Complete the 30 Day True Woman Challenge
22. Complete Beth Moore David devotional
23. Complete the Passion of Christ by John Piper
24. Finish Dylan's cowboy birthday scrapbook.
25. Finish Holly's baby shower scrapbook.
26. Put all completed pages in scrapbooks.
27. Complete Dylan's scrapbook up through 4th grade.
28. Complete Holly's scrapbook up through K4.
29. Make a honeymoon scrapbook.
30. Wash all curtains in the house.
31. Paint entry way/stairway/hallway.
32. Clean back patio to make it suitable for entertaining.
34. Read one book per month from August-May. (Sept, Oct,)
36. Find an effective organization system for coupons.
37. Organize freezer with baskets.
38. Sew a real dress for Holly.
39. Be friendly and talk to a person in a checkout line.
40. Go one week without complaining.
44. Respond to my children with a soft answer for 7 consecutive days.
45. Finish reading Little House in the Big Woods to Holly.
46. Plan a family fun night that does not include tv.
47. Read a book to children every day for 14 consecutive days.
48. Plan one fun family activity every week for 1 month that does not include tv.
49. Reread Creative Correction to refresh on ideas to creatively deal with sibling disagreements.
50. Get new family photo.
51. Go to the drive in.
52. Play kickball with my kids.
55. Go an entire week without any TV.
56. Start and keep a journal of the cute things the kids say and do.
57. Make my bed everyday for 30 days.
59. Start once-a-month date nights and do for 3 months.
60. Read book together with Brian.
62. One overnight date a year.
63. Greet Brian at the door or driveway everyday for 2 weeks.
64. Thank Brian once a week for something specific that I usually take for granted (ex:working, playing with the kids, helping me) for 4 consecutive weeks.
65. Let my husband pick an activity or outing for us to do instead of always doing the planning myself.
66. Complete the 30 Day Husband Prayer Challenge.
67. Call or write a friend in another state once a week for 1 month.
68. Keep up with all birthdays for 3 months.
69. Volunteer to babysit for a friend.
70. Ask a friend how can I pray for them.
71. Do not buy grocery items if not on sale or without coupons for 1 month.
72. Lower grocery bill to $60 a week for 1 month.
73. No Starbucks for one month.
75. Save for Christmas budget.
76. Don't eat out at all for 2 consecutive weeks.
77. Pay off loan.
78. Go 2 weeks without going to Super Target.
79. Go an entire month without any unnecessary spending. (dessert, snacks, clothes, new makeup, etc)
80. Pray for each of my students by name specifically once a month.
81. Have a personal conversation with a student about their interests once a month.
82. Get to work 10 minutes early.
83. Dust entire house once a week for 2 consecutive months.
84. Clean out entire refrigerator and freezer.
85. Organize recipes.
87. Clean inside and outside of glass doors.
88. Make homemade plum jelly like my Grammie used to make
Just for Fun
89. Make breakfast in bed for my family on their birthdays.
90. No reality shows for one month.
91. Grow fresh herbs.
92. Grow my own strawberries.
93. Grow my own tomatoes.
94. Make lettuce wraps.
95. Get a short haircut.
96. Get a facial.
97. Make a crystal anklet for myself.
98. Make a new fish recipe once a month for 6 months.
99. Make dinner for my neighbors.
100. Bring dinner to my parents for no reason.
101. Buy myself a new outfit in celebration of completing my 101 goals!!!
Start date: June 22, 2009
Completion date: March 19, 2012
Whew! This is going to be challenging and fun! I should add one final note: as a Christian, God can and probably will change some or all of these goals as He sees fit. So, pretend that there is a "God willing" after every one of these items.