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101 Goals in 1001 days!

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In 2014 I set myself the challenge of completing 40 goals by the time that I turned 40 and I have not done that well with it! I have completed 18 of the 40 goals and I have just under a year left until I turn 40! I think that there were a couple of problems with this list now that I look back on it. Firstly I think that as I wrote it with a six-year deadline, it was easy to think that I have forever to complete it and put things off (or completely forget that I was even doing it!) and secondly, over the years I have changed a great deal and what seemed important to me nearly 6 years ago is no longer relevant. Therefore, some of the goals on the list do not even interest me anymore!

A life without goals is no life at all!

I also think that I planned too many goals which cost money which I don’t have, making them much harder to complete, even if I wanted too! So after a poor attempt, I am retiring early from that challenge and starting a new one! I can’t live life without a challenge and some goals in place! Now, this has been around for many years, but I only came across it myself a couple of weeks ago and I think that it is a really good idea. So this will be my new challenge – 101 in 1001.

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What is 101 in 1001

The idea is simple, you write a list of 101 goals or tasks which you would like to get completed and your aim is to complete them all in 1001 days, which is around two years and 9 months. There is a website that is free to use where you can add your list and also see other people’s lists too. This was great for helping inspire me, as 101 is a large number of things to think of. It took me over a week to compile my list as I wanted to make sure that the goals were realistic and worth doing. I really like that you can check off your tasks on the website to help keep you on track.

My list of 101 in 1001

1. Donate blood
2. Donate to a food bank
3. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
4. Write a book
5. Gain a total of 5,000 followers on IG
6. Get my blog DA up to 34
7. Attend at least two blog conferences in a year
8. Set up an email list and actually send out newsletters!
9. Organise my craft/scrapbook supply’s
10. Make at least 10 recipes that I’ve pinned on Pinterest
11. Host a murder mystery dinner
12. Take a family photo on the first day of the month, each month for a year
13. Redecorate my bedroom
14. Decorate my kitchen
15. Decorate my office
16. Redecorate Faith’s room
17. Paint my hall, stairs and landing
18. Decorate my bathroom
19. Redecorate my living room
20. Get a tattoo
21. Try Zumba
22. Try aquafit water aerobics
23. Read a book a month for a year
24. Throw a 40th birthday party for myself!
25. Conquer my dentist fear and get my teeth fixed
26. Be debt free
27. Get a penpal
28. Attend a live taping of a TV show
29. Visit a Christmas market in Germany
30. Visit three different counties in England that I have never been to before
31. Go to a murder mystery evening
32. Complete an escape the room challenge
33. Have a spa day
35. Holiday abroad
37. Learn to crochet
38. Learn 10 useful phrases in Spanish
39. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet
40. Visit a lavender field
41. Do a random act of kindness for a stranger
42. Go to bed before 11 pm every night for a month
43. Send flowers anonymously to a friend in need
44. Take Faith crabbing again
45. Go geocaching with the dogs once a month for six months
46. Make a vision board
47. Use my happy planner every day for the year
48. Transfer my recipes into my new recipe book
49. Have a go at making a podcast
50. Go to a theme park
51. Make pinata cookies
52. Organise all of my make-up and jewellery
53. Take a free online class
54. Play Cards Against Humanity
55. Don’t watch TV for a week
56. Go on a themed weekend (fancy dress)
57. Have a water fight
58. Build a snowman
59. Build a sandcastle
60. Build a bonfire and toast marshmallows
61. make a guy for the bonfire
62. Make two new local friends
63. Join and send 10 postcards
64. Do the dogs early morning walk every day for a week
65. Do a charity sponsored walk or race to raise money
66. Start scrapbooking again
67. Organise all of my photo’s
68. Update 20 of my old blog posts
69. Start a new blog series
70. Have a proper date night once a month for a year
71. Have an unplugged weekend
72. Get a new hoover for pet hair
73. Host a girls night at my house
74. Plan my daughter’s hen party
75. Cosplay with Faith once a month for a year
76. Start a home school group in my area
77. Go a week with no fizzy drinks
78. Go a week without makeup
79. Organise our walk-in loft
80. Do four car boot sales
81. Sort out our garden
82. Make 20 homemade cards
83. Learn some hand lettering
84. Get the three dogs health checked by a vet
85. Take grandson to a zoo
86. Take grandson to the seaside
87. Spend more time with my sister
88. Cook at least one new meal a month for a year
89. Have a dinner party
90. Visit three new mini golf courses which we have not done before
91. Surprise Faith
92. Surprise Darren
93. Send a care package to someone
94. Plan and cook a week of hot breakfasts
95. Get up at 5 am every day for a week
96. Make my own Xmas wreath
97. Get myself a premium advent calendar
98. Organise my wardrobe
99. Rewatch my favourite show – the vampire diaries
100. Do a small cross stitch project
101. Do a self-care challenge
So, there we have it! 101 little goals to hopefully achieve by July 23rd, 2022! In order to help me be more productive, I have divided them up into groups with estimated start dates that I can add to my planner and hopefully keep me well on track. Wish me luck! Also, if you are joining in with this challenge then do let me know as I would love to see your goals and how you get on!

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