101 things in 1001 days

I recently created an account on Day Zero Project to take part in the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge. This is a fantastic tool for tracking your achievement progress and improves upon the popular Bucket List idea by giving you an allotted amount of time to complete your goals.

Having goals is a great way to focus on the things that are important to us and our general well being, helping to create a vision of what our lives could be and motivating us to be more productive and active in general. For those of us with mental health conditions, goal setting is often an integral part of treatment – we learn about the importance of tracking our progress and creating realistic goals to increase our chances of achieving them.

If you have a Day Zero Project account, let me know if we have any goals in common and post your username below! You can follow my progress here or look out for the occasional update right here on my blog. Check out my list below; it contains serious goals as well as lighter fare meant to make me (or someone else) happy.

March 9, 2017 – December 5, 2019

1) Read 52 books in 52 weeks
2) Find 10 books that inspire me
3) Ask 5 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
4) Finish a book in one sitting
5) Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness
6) Read a book that came out the year I was born
7) Re-read all 7 Harry Potter books
8) Get a notebook and keep track of quotations from books I love
9) Read 26 books written by people of marginalized genders
10) Read a book based entirely on its cover
11) Read a book set in my hometown
12) Memorize the “To be or not to be” soliloquy from Hamlet
13) Learn a poem by heart
14) Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better
15) Read a book by someone I disagree with

16) Don’t drink soda for a month
17) Develop a workout routine that doesn’t require equipment
18) Do a 30×30 Challenge (30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days)
19) Sign up to be an organ donor
20) Get to my goal weight and maintain
21) Complete a 30 Day Yoga Challenge
22) Walk 10,000 steps every day for a year
23) Give up soda for a year

just because.
24) Complete the Italian DuoLingo course
25) Learn origami
26) Learn how to read Tarot cards
27) Go on a picnic
28) Have dinner by candlelight
29) Visit Montreal
30) Host a games night with friends (board or video)
31) Paint along with an episode of the Joy of Painting
32) Eat poutine in Montreal
33) Complete a 365 day photo challenge
34) Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
35) Get another ear piercing
36) Make my own cosplay
37) Get a passport
38) Get my eyes tested
39) Have my fortune told (palm, reading, etc.)
40) Go to a hockey game

41) Pay off credit cards
42) Keep a change jar for a year
43) Save $5 for every task I complete
44) Leave a 100% tip
45) Donate money to charity
46) Go a month without buying anything that isn’t a necessity

47) Watch 52 films in 52 weeks
48) Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
49) Watch 10 documentaries
50) Watch 10 movies that came out before I was born
51) Watch the Oscar-nominated movies from the year I was born
52) Attend a film festival
53) Attend the midnight premiere of a movie
54) Have a 24 hour movie marathon
55) Have a Star Wars movie marathon
56) Complete the 52 Films by Women challenge
57) Watch all the Ghibli movies
58) Watch two movies at a cinema in the same day

59) Listen to a new album each month
60) Make a playlist for every month for a year
61) Sing in front of people
62) Make a list of my 50 favourite songs
63) Do the 30 day song challenge
64) Listen to 26 bands I’ve never heard of, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet
65) Go to a concert

personal development.
66) Identify 100 things that make me happy
67) Start a gratitude journal, write down one thing I am thankful for every day for a year
68) Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved
69) Don’t complain about anything for a week
70) Quit Facebook for a week
71) Spend a whole weekend without using the computer
72) Meditate for 10 minutes every day for a year
73) Say “yes” to something I would not normally do
74) Take a free online class
75) Go back to college
76) Graduate
77) Complete a course on Coursera
78) Get a job
79) Write a list of 50 things about me
80) Turn off my phone for a weekend
81) Go to bed before midnight for a week
82) Do some volunteer work
83) Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
84) Find a job I love

toronto stuff.
85) Attend the Toronto International Film Festival
86) Visit the CNE
87) Stroll on the beaches of Toronto’s Centre Island
88) Attend the LGBTQ Pride March in Toronto
89) Visit the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto
90) Visit the Scarborough Bluffs
91) Go to the Toronto Zoo
92) Watch the Toronto Raptors play a home game

93) Blog at least once a week for a year
94) Complete 25 writing prompts from www.creativewritingprompts.com
95) Write a short story
96) Write a poem every day for a year
97) Write a poem that fully describes a beautiful memory
98) Learn to write with my left hand
99) Start a bullet journal
100) Write 101 blog entries
101) Participate in NaNoWriMo