One of those ideas is 101 in 1,001. The lovely Kate of Pretty Damn Fabulous (and also a fellow bee — Mrs. Pomegranate) masterminded this idea to accomplish 101 preset tasks in a period of 1,001 days. I have never been a New Years resolution type of person, but now that yet another year is coming to an end I can't help but feel like there is more I could have accomplished, and more that I'd like to accomplish in 2009. But, as we all know, a year often flies by faster than we can imagine and a year isn't always a realistic amount of time to accomplish what you'd like (and there is nothing I hate more than having any item unchecked on a to-do list). That's why I like that 101 in 1,001 gives you 1,001 days to accomplish 101 specific tasks — some small, and some large. As Kate says:
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. 1,001 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.I am totally being a copycat and stealing Kate's idea (but that's just a testament to how great I think it is!). I like how she has her list broken up into different categories and I'll probably do something similar. I have to do some thinking about what my list will include, but I think this will be a great way to keep myself motivated to continue a journey of self-improvement, learn some new things, and prevent boredom. I often get in a boredom slump and even though there are a million things I've said I'd love to do when I have the free time, I suddenly forget what they all are and feel like nothing can cure my boredom. Now I'll have a long list of possible activities to prevent any excuses!
Do you create New Year's resolutions for yourself, or do you regularly set goals to continue self-improvement?