Tuesday, October 30, 2007

101 To Do List

I found this 101 things to do list in 1001 days on a blog while browsing, and unfortunately I forgot to save the link! So, I am unable to give credit where credit is due. Here's the low down.

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.

I have been working on my 101 list for what seems like forever and I still do not have 101 things written down. However, since I have started crossing off some of the things on my list, I figured I had better write down what I have so far otherwise I'll never get it up and written. Some things I have already put into categories and others are I have not. I'll organize and add more things later. Enjoy!


1. Run a 5K

2. Return to pre-pregnancy weight

3. Drink 8 glasses of water every day

4. Take a morning walk w/my girls 3 times a week for a month


5. Start a prayer journal

6. Memorize scripture weekly (for 3 months, then keep going)

7. Make prayer cards for each member of the family

8. Make prayer cards for our missionaries

9. Pray for a different family member and missionary every night at dinner time for 1 month

10. Read the scriptures daily with Em, Monday thru Friday for a full month

11. Get up at 630AM and do devotions/prayer time three days out of the week for 3 months.

12. Get up at 630AM and do devotions/prayer time five days out of the week for 3 months.


13. Sew curtains for Emily's room

14. Sew skirt for computer table

15. Sew skirt for sewing table

16. Finish Stewart's T-shirt quilt

17. Sew a dress for Emily

18. Sew a dress for daughter #2

19. Sew a skirt for me

20. Sew pajama pants for Stew


21. Install outlet covers

22. Wash curtains

23. Vacuum the window screens

24. Inventory the pantry

25. Organize kitchen cabinets

26. Organize bookshelves

27. Organize desk

28. Purchase desk for Em's room

29. Purchase chair for Em's room

30. Purchase piano bench

31. Purchase pillows for couch

Family Fun

32. Go to a Boston Red Sox game

33. Go to Pebody museum

34. Travel to D.C.

35. Go to an amusement park

36. Weekend camping trip

Books to read

37. Power of a Praying Wife

38. Childwise

39. Word Smart

40. Becoming a Woman of Prayer

41. The Old Testament

42. Raising girls


43. Refinish piano

44. Tune piano

45. Learn 5 new hymns

46. Practice flute 3 times a week for a month

47. Learn 5 new pieces for the flute

48. Teach Emily to play the recorder

49. Sing hymns together as a family on Sunday evenings for a month


50. Put together (or find) a booklet of verses for children

51. Help Emily learn a verse a week for a month

52. Find a play group for Em

53. Enroll Em in preschool

54. Read up on homeschooling K-6

55. Enroll us all in a springtime activity through our local parks and rec.

56. Finish list of house rules

57. Post the list of house rules in Emily's room

58. Set up a date night for Stew and I once a month for 3 months

59. Set up a date morning for Stew and Em once a month for 3 months

60. Set up a get-a-way weekend for Stew and I in the year 2008


61. Finish honeymoon scrapbook

62. Finish Emily's baby album

63. Finish Emily's picture album

64. Finish Stew's scrapbook

65. Get hair professionally done

66. Prune the blueberry bushes

67. Read up on gardening for next year

68. Plant garden, same as last year, and add one more vegetable

69. Make a plan for landscaping in the spring

70. Landscape in the spring

71. Purchase birthday/anniversary cards for all in my calendar for the full year

72. Address and stamp each card

73. Mail out those cards a week before the important date!

74. Make a budget for Christmas spending

75. Figure out how to fit Wed. night church into baby/toddler's schedule

76. Make baked goods for neighbors once a month for 3 months

77. Take Christmas cookies to all of our neighbors (5 families)

78. Host a vacation bible school in the summer

79. Paint the trim in the baby's room

80. Finish decorating the baby's room

81. Hang pictures in living room

82. Hang pictures in laundry room

83. Get piano tuned

84. Move computer desk into sun room

85. Look into contracting out for a new tub/surround

Ok, that's all I have time for now. I'm going to put the link to this "to do list" over on my side bar. Hope you enjoy checking in and watching my progress!

1 comment:

In Light of the Truth... said...

Steal as many goal ideas as you'd like! =) I got several from Java Mama's page, some from Elizabath George books, and some from YOU! I'm excited to get to work on achieving my list!