Monday, December 20, 2010

51 Things in 101 Days!

According to Wikipedia, procrastination is "the act of putting off actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision".

I suffer majorly from this 'art', or shall I say I have perfected this 'art'! ^^ Either way, I always have a mental list of things to do that never seems to get done... I do do them, and I have started most of them, am progressing in a lot of them, and only completed a few of them! Do you guys have the same problem???

Mookxi's 101 things in 1001 days (sorry if I had to steal a few words from you Mookxi!) is such an awesome idea!

After some research it appears the original idea came from this website called DayZero:
1001 days is too long for me so I am going to make mine a smaller scale with smaller goals! Starting today!
Mine will be titled: 51 Things in 101 days!

Start date: Monday, 20 December 2010
End Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2011 (Calculated thanks to this website!)Number of Items completed: 5/51 

Not started
Finished with Completion Date
In Progress
The mission:

Complete 51 preset tasks in a period of 101 days.

 The Things:

1. Get my Ps.
2. Learn to drive a manual car.

3. Wake up everyday at 9am for a week.
4. Wake up everyday at 8am for a week.
5. Wake up everyday at 7am for a week.
6. Wake up everyday at 6am for a week.
7. Sleep consecutively at 12am (midnight) every night for one week.
8. Sleep consecutively at 11pm every night for one week.
9. Sleep consecutively at 10pm every night for one week.
10. Sleep consecutively at 9:30pm every night for one week.
11. Get on the treadmill everyday for a week.
12. Go walking around the lake with the BFF 10 times. 1/10
13. Try 10 new restaurants. 1/10

14. Watch 5 movies in cinemas and blog about each one - I rarely get the chance to see movies!
15. Create a DVDs/movies to-watch-list – at least 20 movies.
16. Watch 5 of the movies on my to-watch-list.
17. Get rid of 51 material things.7/5118. Identify 51 things that make me happy.
19. Buy a one piece bikini that I would wear (that is flattering!)
20. Have a picnic somewhere (preferably not alone!)

21. Write a letter to myself to be opened in 10 yrs (min. 1000 words)
22. Send 3 emails to 3 different people I haven’t spoken to for more than a year.

23. Finish 1 assignment on the day before it is due (not on the day)!
24. Clean out and organise the study room. 09/01/11

25. Go through closets and the house and find things I and DH no longer wear /need to sell at the flea markets.
26. Do 2 more flea market stalls with the BFF.
27. Thoroughly clean up the house – every nook and cranny!

28. Clean up the shed.
29. Clean up the garage. 24/01/11

30. Throw 1 bag of rubbish out everyday for a week. 02/01/11 
31. Throw 2 bags of rubbish out everyday for a week. 24/01/1132. Throw 3 bags of rubbish out everyday for a week.
33. Learn how to change a tire.
34. Don’t complain about anything (no matter what) for a week.
35. Take a yoga class.
36. Have dinner by candlelight.
37. Expand my vocabulary in English by 20 words.
38. Expand my vocabulary in Vietnamese by 20 words.
39. Take a dance class.
40. Get a good camera – the Nikon thingy thingy... lol.
41. See and touch snow for the first time!
42. Spend a day at the beach.
43. No fast food (yes, that includes KFC! Restaurant meals are okay!) for a week.
44. Cook dinner every night for a week.
45. Eat vegetarian everyday for one week.
46. Eat papaya everyday for one week. 1/7

47. Eat fruit everyday for a week. 02/01/11
48. Wash dishes after every meal for one week.
49. Beat that last guy on Streetfighter IV in ‘gruelling’ level on the iPhone.

50. Learn how to knit.
And finally...

51. On day 101,publish a new 51 Things in 101 Days list that includes anything I haven’t finished already (hopefully, none)!  

Have you guys done something similar to this before? How did it go?
If you have not, would you consider doing it? And what motivated you? (It was me, wasn't it! ;))

Lara xo


  1. I am so glad that you have been motivated to do this ! I am very much looking forward to hearing about your progress ;-) I wish you all the best with your goals ! Haha, hopefully it will curb your expertise in the art of procrastination !

  2. Hi there!
    Thank you! progress is being made! ahahah me too! ^^

    I loved your list! ^^

  3. this really looks interesting, lara! :) i'll see if i can come up with my 51 things to do and if i'm courageous enough - i might do this too. :)

  4. I was also insprited by this post.


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