Friday, January 23, 2009

101 in 1001 days

Well with the start of a new year I feel like I have a million things that I want to achieve in the next few years so I found this online and thought this is a good way to order my thoughts and make me accountable to meet those goals that I have. Hopefully by achieving these it will help me to become a better wife and mother.

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.

So this is the start of my list - I still have a few to make up.

Body/ Health and fitness

1. Lose 10 kgs
2. reach Goal weight of 61 kgs
3. Maintain Goal weight for at least 6 months
4. Join a sports team or club
5. get a mole map done
6. get my hair cut/done every 4 months
7. get a smear test done once baby is born

8. have a baby
9. toilet train J
10. teach J to swim'
11. read the bible with J
12. Have one date night with S every month
13. eat at the table 5 nights a week
14. 1 Tv free night a week
15. Do 1 family activity each weekend
16. make sure kids see my family every 2 months
17. Beat S at Settlers of Catan
18. get some family photos on the wall

19. maintain a successful vege garden
20. Organise photos
21. decorate Baby's room
22. make wills
23. sort out my sewing stuff
24. sort out my teaching stuff
25. keep the dining room table clear for 30 consecutive days
26. plant a blueberry bush
27. Update blog at least once a fortnight
28. sort filing once a month
29. Get rid of 101 items that I never use or don't need (0/101)
30. organise a successful organisation system for paperwork
31. get a shed for outdoor toys.

32. Visit the north Island
33. Go to Australia
34. Take J to Dreamworld
35. Take J to Seaworld
36. Visit P and A in Wellington

37. Pay off credit cards
38. Pay off all debt apart from Mortgage
39. Save $1000
40. buy nothing unnecessary for 30 consecutive days

For me
41. Buy myself some sexy lingerie
42. Take a patchwork class
43. Take a dressmaking class
44. Make a greedy list
45. Get a manicure
46. No chocolate for 30 consecutive days
47. have a girls weekend once a year
48. Make a new friend
49. get eyebrows done at least 2 times a year

50. Make myself 5 items of clothing (0/5)
51. learn to knit properly
52. knit at least 5 items (0/5)
53. make a quilt for J
54. make a quilt for baby
55. Make Steve 3 things (0/3)
56. give handmade gifts for 1 year
57. Update J's Scrapbook
58. Start scrapbook for baby
59. Start a memory box for baby
60. make 10 Christmas decorations (0/10)
61. Have a go at felting
62. make kids some dress ups
63. make an outfit to bring baby home in

64. bake at least once a fortnight
65. host a dinner party
66. try a new recipe once a month
67. plan a shopping list/ meal plan for a month and don't buy extras
68. buy a slow cooker
69. get mum to teach me how to make plum duff

General Good
70. give blood
71. Give a RAOK every 6 months
72. Have 1 car free day a week
73. Make a gift for the wishing tree each year (0/3)
74. keep cloth bags in car and use at supermarket at least half the time

75. Write a teaching resource
76. Get my teaching resources published

So I have 25 more to write

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