Posted on October 1, 2018
Day Zero Project – the list
Around the start of 2016 one of my friends told me about the Day Zero Project and that she immediately thought of me.
As she explained to me she feels I still have a lot of stuff that I want to do outside of my current daily life but I never actually noted them down and always put them on the back burner as other projects and chores took over. There was a lot of truth to this and I agreed it had to change and I needed to start finishing up projects or get actually properly started on them.
Still the concept of 101 things to do in 1001 days seemed a bit overwhelming at first. So I read through the blogs of others who participated in the Day Zero Project and got inspired to not think too big. And after I saw the many diverse challenges and achievements that were uploaded daily on the Day Zero Project hashtags it led me to make a list of my own.
My first Day Zero Project list was made and uploaded to this blog in March of 2016, sadly things happened and never ever got started on the list. So with 2018 slowly coming to a close and 2019 about to start I decided it was time for another go and just revamped the list a little bit.
This is how the site explains it ; The Day Zero Project was created by New Zealander, Michael Green. The website grew out of a blog post in 2003 when he set himself a goal of completing a list of 101 goals in 1001 days. He received such a large response from this that over time he developed the idea into a social community project.
The Day Zero Project Challenge:
Complete 101 pre-set 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 your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.
Time to get started and make my own Day Zero Project list!
The rules are simple and within a few days I had 101 goals ready.
For each goal that I manage to finish I will set aside €15,00 and at the end of the 1001 days I will use that money to buy something nice.
At the end of each month I will post an update to show how far I have come and to show the results.
Start 1 October 2018
End 27 June 2021
And this is my Day Zero Project list, which you can also find on the Day Zero Project site.
Cursive – In progress
Strike Through – Finished
* – Links to posts with updates
- Get in the best shape of my life
- Finish the Walk – with all achievements
- Finish Zombie Run 5K training
- Run a 5K race
- Take a long Beach walk at least 5 times (0/5)
- Take a long Forest walk at least 5 times (0/5)
- Try Meditation
- Take a Yoga class
- Complete a ‘Walk To Mordor’ challenge
- Finish 10 puzzles of 1000 pieces (0/10)
- Lessen my Coffee intake to 2-3 times a week for 3 months ( 0/3)
- Celebrate St. Patricks day in a proper pub
- Get a new tattoo
- Get a new piercing
- Dance my heart out at Castlefest
- Throw a party
- Attend 3 different Larps (0/2)
- Get a massage
- Try to have a relax night every month (0/34)
- Be more social, visit my friends and make new ones
- Send 10 postcards via postcrossing.com (0/10)
- Furnish and decorate a new working space
- Finish the game room in the new home
- Plant a herb garden
- Re-organise my Kitchen Herb Collection
- Get bikes and go on small trips at least 5 times (0/5)
- Try out 7 new restaurants (0/7)
- Sell at least 5 items from my own collection of stuff
Study & Skills
- Start driving again
- Learn a new language
- Go on two new course (make up, Fx for example)
- Document a “day in my life” in photographs
Travels & Events
- Go camping
- Gaze at the Aurora Borealis
- Visit Disneyland Paris (Paris)
- Visit the Scottish Highlands/ Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Visit London (United Kingdom)
- Visit Italy
- Visit a country in Scandinavia
- Visit Germany
- Visit Belgium
- Go to Amsterdam for 2 days
- Go to 5 different museums (0/5)
- See a Giant Panda
- Spend a night stargazing
- Attend at least 6 different Anime/Gaming/Fantasy cons (0/6)
- Visit a Zoo at least 5 times (0/5)
- Visit the Efteling
- Have a picnic
Art & Crafts
- Make a custom My Little Pony
- Make a custom Funko
- Learn how to make soap
- Learn how to sew/ knit or crochet
- Make my own little custom/etsy store/Art account
- Write down my Story ideas
- Trade at least 10 artist trading cards (ATC’s) (0/10)
- Fill a sketchbook with drawings
- Sell artwork you created yourself
- Complete a colouring book (0/1)
- Make a Larp prop to use in a game.
Cooking & Baking
- Make a recipe book
- Bake a Rainbow Cake
- Try 40 new recipes (0/40)
- Make at least 20 jars of Jam, Sambal and more (0/20)
Beauty & Fashion
- Try on a vintage/50’s look and wear it out
- Have professional photos taken
- Do a full make up look
- Attend Castlefest in Style
- Wear Black Milk every day for a week (0/7)
- Get a manicure/pedicure
- Get a make over (make up, clothing wise).
Geeks & Gaming
- Complete Skyrim – All achievements
- Finish Baldurs Gate/ Baldurs Gate 2/ Neverwinter Nights- Enhanced Edition
- Finish all three Witcher Games (0/3)
- Finish up on all the Main games from Assassins Creed (starting with Unity and onwards)
- Get all available classes to level 120 in World of Warcraft ( 1/12)
- Get to Rank 20 in Warframe
- Game more with others
- Try 5 new Board Games (0/5)
- Learn how to play Arkham Horror
- Host at least 3 board games nights (0/3)
- DM and finish Pathfinder – Rise of the Runelords / Curse of the Crimson Throne / D&D Curse of Stradh or any other adventure path that is released.
- Play a session or campaign of Vampire the Maquerade
- Make a map with all my character sheets in it
- Finish a 1000 points Warhammer Fantasy/ AoS army and Warhammer 40k army
- Paint Warhammer Scenery (0/3)
- Do a cosplay and wear it
- Make a cosplay weapon from scratch
- Buy a Lightsaber
Books, Films & Series.
- See 50 films from the IMDB top 250 (0/50)
- See 10 series from the IMDB top 250 (0/10)
- Discover 5 new bands/ artists (0/5)
- Go to 5 concerts (0/5)
- Finish reading the completed works of Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe (0/2)
- Read at least 50 books (without including those already named here).
- Read at least 10 Discworld novels (0/10)
- Read 5 classic Comic Trade Paperbacks (0/5)
- Buy and complete a “Wreck this Journal”
- Make my blog more popular and see an increase in traffic. (0/3)
- Blog at least twice every month (0/3)
- Try and hit 650 followers on Twitter/ Instagram
Time to get started and see how many goals I can reach in these 1001 days.