There has been a lot of negativity around for the last month or so despite my best efforts. Not every day can be a good day. To try and counteract that a little bit I’ve been going through and updating my To Do lists on the Day Zero Project website.
The website was set up originally as a list site where people could create a list of all the things they wanted to do in a period of 1001 days and has blossomed into other areas such as 52 things to do in 52 weeks, Things to do by the age of 30/40/50 (or any special age of your choice) and finally a Someday list for those not wishing to commit to a timescale. It’s fun, it’s free to make the lists and it gives you the opportunity to think of lots of new ways to challenge yourself or commit to doing all the things you have always said you were going to do or the places you wish to go. The opportunities are only constricted by your own mind.
Being a list enthusiast I have lists in all four groups! It’s taken me moths to think of all 101 things to do. Some were easy – Join another book club, donate blood, make a new friend (Hi Helen!) Some will take time – Read a 100 books (no re-reads!) in 1001 days, Get to my target weight, visit a town or city in the UK beginning with every letter of the alphabet (If anyone knows of an X please feel free to let me know!!). Looking at the list I’ve got lots that revolve around reading 🙂 Some on the list are absolutely terrifying – Do the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I hate exercise so this one will be a massive challenge. But it will also tick off another on my list – do something out of your comfort zone. So it’s easy to do a couple of things in one go.
There are other lists to help you along, there is a game to play to choose between ideas which can also use to add to your own lists. It’s list heaven. Looking at the things I’ve completed, there are things I’ve done that others haven’t that maybe I take for granted. Small things (to me) like having my hair professionally coloured. I do that every other month but for someone else (you can have your lists public or private) it will be a luxury. Some have been chosen to make people feel better about themselves – open the door for someone, make a list of all the things you love about yourself, create a list of all the things that make you happy.
And then you can have things you don’t want to do – for me there’s no fast food for a month & no chocolate for a month. Not at the same time otherwise how would I ever live 🙂 Having not looked at it for a long while it was nice today to tick about 10 things off my list. It’s a lovely feeling to say you have achieved something and to move onto the next challenge.
Ok time to go brave the 30 Day shred DVD eek…
For anyone that wants to join me and create some challenges for themselves please go to: