My 101 Things in 1001 Days 4th List

Over the last decade I’ve been keeping a list of 101 things I want to achieve in 1001 days, and this is the fourth and current list. You can see the previous attempts here, here and here.

The idea of the list is to get me out of my comfort zone and trying new things, going to new places and generally experiencing more of life than I otherwise would.

However, I have tailored the list to be mostly achievable, in the hope that I will complete at least half the things within the time limit!

I used to document my list on this website but for this attempt I’ve switched to Day Zero Project, so the base list is below but you can keep up with my progress over there: Go to Day Zero Project and look for the 4th list.

My 4th 101 Things in 1001 Days

Mar 01, 2021 – Nov 27, 2023

Completed: 4 out of 101

Crafts and hobbies
1Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art or home decor
2Play a recognisable tune on the guitar or ukulele
3Get prints of my 101 favourite photos and make an album
4Learn how to crochet and produce something that’s recognisably a thing
5Take an art or craft class
6Draw a self portrait
7Make potpourri
8Learn origami
9Raise a plant from a seed
10Learn to make paper flowers
11Create a herb garden in pots
12Do an art journal spread every month for a year
Experiences
13Go to a comedy clubX
14Hide a geocache
15Go swimming after dark
16Attend an ethnic/cultural festival
17Be in the audience for a radio showX
18Get another tattoo or piercing (or both!)
19Say yes to something I wouldn’t normally say yes to
20Spend a night in the hammock
21Get a massage
22Carve my name on a treeX
23Spend a full day geocaching
24Watch a play at a local theatre
25Visit an ice bar
26Take part in an escape room (virtual or live)
Food and drink
27Make my own ice cream
28Bake an unusually flavoured cake
29Brew/distil my own alcohol
30Make an unusually flavoured bowl of popcornX
31Learn to make croissants from scratch
32Host a dinner party, BBQ or picnic
33Go vegetarian for a month
34Take a cookery or food-related class
35Learn how to make crumpets
36Try 101 new recipes
Learning
37Learn to identify 10 constellations
38Research my family tree at least five generations back on both sides
39Learn another language to conversational level
40Complete a course
41Learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube
42Learn to identify the 195 flags of the world
43Learn the Latin names of 5 plants in my local area
44Learn to poi properly
45Train a dog to shake paws
46Learn all the words to 3 songs from Hamilton
Money
47Save £500 in an emergency fund
48Create a four figure monthly passive income
49Put £5 in my savings account for every thing completed
Personal development
50Incorporate meditation in my life
51Dye my hair a crazy colour
52Get into the habit of drinking 2 litres of water a day
53Quit Facebook for a week
54Reach my goal weight 11 st and stay there
55Make 3 new friends
56Declutter the entire house
57Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
58Keep my house clean for a whole month
59Take a DNA test (Ancestry/23&me)
Reading
60Read a book from my childhood
61Read a book based entirely on its cover
62Read a Pulitzer Prize-winning book
63Read a book that was originally written in a different language
64Read a banned book
65Read a book written in the year I was born
66Read a book written by an author with my initials
67Ask 10 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
Sound and vision
68Watch films from 10 different countries
69Watch 10 TED talks
70See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen
71Listen to The Observer’s 50 Albums That Changed The World
72Launch a podcast show
73Find 5 new favourite podcasts
74See a Portuguese film in a Portuguese cinema
Sport and exercise
75Go to an international football match
76Get back into DDP Yoga 3x a week
77Try paddle boarding
78Go kayaking
79Wild swim at 5 different river beaches
Things for other people
80Pay for someone else’s food or drink at a restaurant/cafe/pub
81Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
82Send a card to 10 people having a tough time
83Send someone a surprise gift
84Do some volunteer work
Travel
85See the Northern Lights
86Visit Marrakech (Morocco)
87Go back to Dahab
88Go to a water park
89Go on a road trip without a pre-set destination
90Visit Tomar
91Visit Monsanto
92Visit 5 Portuguese seaside resorts
93Go to 5 museums/galleries/exhibitions
94Visit 5 other interesting places in Portugal
Writing
95Write five letters to people who have made a difference to my life
96Complete Nanowrimo
97Make a list of 101 things I have already achieved
98Create a list of 20 quotes that inspire me
99Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
100Write a new 101 in 1001 list for when this one finishes
101Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over

More about the 101 things in 1001 days Challenge:

The Mission

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria

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.