The Day Zero Project is about inspiring you to achieve your goals.
The Challenge: 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 your part).
If you would like to participate you can find the Day Zero Project website here.
Here is my Day Zero list - as at 6 June 2011 I have 101 items (finally) and I have completed 9% of it!
Finish this list of 101 things
Go on a picnic
Update my resume
Have a Dinner Party
Write to someone who has inspired me
Exercise at least 3 times a week for 3 months (12 weeks).
Lose 2 kgs
Lose 5 kgs
Lose 8 kgs
Lose 10 kgs
Lose 12 kgs
Keep weight off for at least 6 months.
Start the Couch to 5 km run thing.
Complete the Couch to 5 km run thing.
Participate in a 5k walk/run
Get a passport
Have a Family holiday to New Zealand
Go to the Art Gallery and / or Museum 5 times
Go to the Theatre twice.
Donate Blood regularly (at least 5 times in 1001 days)
Attempt to read the 50 of 71 Greatest Novels of All item that I haven't read as yet
Learn card making and make them instead of buying them
Put in the forms for a school hours job
Blog everyday for 2 months a year (February doesn't count)
Plant a vegetable patch possibly with fruit trees.
Take the children on a bush walk / hike
Organise my workspace and then tidy it once a month
Try Zumba (that dance exercise thing) at least 5 times
Write and post (snail mail) 10 letters to people
Cut back on caffeine. Try to get down to 3 or less a day (any caffeinated beverage)
Drink more water 5 glasses to get up to at least 1.5 litres daily
Take vitamins for 1 month
Participate in National Blog Posting Month twice a year (not counting February)
Participate in National Novel Writing Month (November)
Go Camping for at least 2 nights
Restart our worm farm
Finish my course at Tafe
Try to be houseproud and actually make the house visitor friendly
Have a BBQ at home
Have someone / people over for coffee 5 times
Menu plan at least a week worth of dinners and stick to it
Change readers at school once a week for a term
Call my family interstate at least once a month
Have a games afternoon / night with the family every few months
Go out with my husband on a date 5 times (2/5)
Volunteer somewhere once a month for 6 months (not necessarily consecutive)
Clean out my clothes and get rid of things I will never wear again
Watch a Monty Python film in its entirety.
Have a LOTR fest and watch all three movies in a weekend.
Donate 100,000 grains of rice on freerice.com (0/100,000)
Re-learn to touch-type
Organise my books
Complete the 5000 Question Survey (0/5,000) I can’t remember where I am up to, though.
Write down my answers to the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"
Read David Allen "Getting Things Done"
Clean out the pantry
Tidy the Linen cupboard
Learn how to use / apply make up
Use the face scrub / exfoliate at least 5 times
Use the body scrub / exfoliate at least 5 times
Use moisturiser for 30 days
Go on the Million Paws Walk with Dogs
Get to school before the first bell for 10 weeks
Organise and have time with each child separately and do something they want to 5 times each
Write and send Christmas cards before 10 December
Go to bed before 10.30 for a week straight 5 times
Answer the 20 questions you should ask yourself every Sunday once a month for a year
Find out what is involved to get tested and go on the bone marrow register
Be able to fit my wedding ring by our 16th anniversary. Sep 2011.
Don't log on to Facebook for 1 week straight
See the sun rise and set on the same day
Take the kids swimming in the river
Successfully grow a plant (but preferably more) from seed
Watch An Inconvenient Truth
Learn how to make (and actually make) Gluten Free pasta
Bake a roast chicken
Bake an apple pie
Learn to cook an Indian meal from scratch (no jars allowed)
Make ice cream from scratch
Write a short story
Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
Fly in a hot air balloon
Go rock climbing
Learn to locate all 50 US states on a map
Send flowers anonymously to a friend in need
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
Expand my vocabulary by 100 words
Make a list of 100 things that make me smile or laugh
Learn how to make a paper crane
Write on 20 creative writing prompts. http://creativewritingprompts.com/
Improve my posture
Do the 200 sit-ups challenge (www.twohundredsitups.com)
Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Compile a List of 101 Inspirational Quotes
Sort photos and make an album
See the Total Lunar Eclipse on June 15 2011.
Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011
Have dinner by candlelight
Write my name in the sand
Make a list of 100 things I like about myself
Participate in Postcrossing http://www.postcrossing.com/ and send 25 cards (thanks to Gnomeangel for the idea!