Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
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
Last status update: 25 April 2009
Start Date: 26 July 2006
End Date: 23 April 2009
Tasks completed! (38) Tasks in progress... (14) Tasks unattainable (5)
The Great Decluttering Completed 3 Jan 2007
Clean out attic
Reorganize books Completed 3 Jan 2007
Donate unwanted books to library Done 2 Feb 2007
Clean out DD's room
Revamp defunct garden
Keep an herb garden alive for a year Started: 12 January 2009
Pay off credit card debt Completed 8/11/2006
Keep credit cards paid off
Declutter horizontal surfaces Completed 1 May 2007
Keep horizontal surfaces decluttered monthly.
Weed out clothing (be aggressive and realistic!) Completed 1 Apr 2007
Straighten up spare room Completed 30 July 2007
Get house exterior repainted Completed 25 June 2007
Touchup house interior paint
Get carpets cleaned Completed 12/08/2006
Investigate getting standby generator for house
Get roof replaced Refinished, not wholesale replacement. Completed 20 June 2007
"Finish" one piece non-framed Finished Assisi Sampler as bellpull - 19 August 2006
Frame one piece myself Framed PR Arabesque C - 10 October 2008
Kit up (but not necessarily start) 5 other projects Kitted: Dragon Dreams "Dragon Virtues" afghan, Passione Ricamo "Winter Beauty Princess" and "A Christmas Spirit", Teresa Wentzler "Fantasy Triptych", Mirabilia "Lady of the Mist". Finished 14 October 2007