I found a brand new challenge to try and motivate my depressed, anxious self – 101 things to do in 1001 days. I tried to keep everything specific and achievable but still challenging.
Start Date: July 27, 2020
End Date: April 24, 2023
Things to go: 100
Italics means in progress
Take a road trip.
Visit 25 Ohio Historical Markers.
Go to an aquarium.
Visit a museum.
Hike in a state park.
Take a train.
Kayak on a lake or river.
Find 25 new geocaches.
Visit an Antarctica exhibit at the zoo.
Visit an Africa exhibit at the zoo.
Attend a small-town festival.
Explore a cave or cavern.
Learn to crack an egg with one hand.
Make 5 new dishes from my Pinterest recipes.
Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it.
Eat vegetarian for a month.
Bake an apple pie from scratch.
Pay it Forward
Leave an inspirational note for someone to find in a book.
Randomly pay for someone in line behind me.
Leave quarters at the grocery for carts.
Pick up litter.
Bake something for someone else.
Donate 100,000 grains of rice on FreeRice.com. 2,180/100,000
Send a card to someone going through a rough time.
Send a care package to a soldier.
Help someone with their 101 things in 1001 days.
Support 5 local businesses.
Leave a 100% tip.
✘ Start a blog. Completed July 27, 2020
Write a letter to myself in 10 years.
Make a list of 50 quotes that inspire me.
List 50 places I would like to visit in my lifetime.
Write a short story.
Start a gratitude journal.
Blog at least once a week for a year.
List 101 things I’ve accomplished already.
Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life.
Make a list of 25 things I like about myself.
Write a personal mission statement.
Start another 101 things in 1001 days.
Use 20 creative writing prompts to write blog posts.
Make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
Write a Haiku.
Write a how-to/tutorial.
Have a guest post on my blog.
Art and Photography
Find an inspirational quote and make it into a piece of art.
Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet.
✘ Make an ambigram of my name. Completed August 3, 2020
Document one month of my life in photographs.
Learn to play 5 songs on the guitar.
Practice piano once a day for a month.
Crochet a dinosaur.
Make pawprint art with my pets.
Make recycling/trash into art.
Vote in every election.
Don’t spend any money for a week.
Don’t eat sugar for a week.
Get rid of 100 things.
Pay off all credit card debt.
Write a living will.
Try a new habit for 90 days.
Make an iTunes playlist of 50 of my favorite songs.
Ask 25 people to recommend one song and make a playlist.
Watch 25 new movies.
Read the whole Bible.
Read a banned book (or two or three).
Miscellaneous Things to Do
Dye my hair.
Buy a lottery ticket.
Fly a kite.
Be a dungeon master for a one-off Dungeons and Dragons game.
Buy something from Etsy.
Try a new hobby.
Learn one good joke.
Build a Lego kit.
Go on a picnic.
Sleep under the stars.
Finish a Sudoku book.
Rearrange my furniture.
Sleep in a tent in the backyard.
Learn 50 new things by clicking the random button on Wikipedia.
Cut out paper snowflakes and hang them up.
Earn a new title with my dog.
Decorate with fairy lights.
Learn how to drive a stick shift.
Learn to tie a bow tie.
Take an online class.
Research my family tree.
Learn to identify all the countries on a map.
Perform a Chinese fire drill.
Learn to dance.
Hug a goat (or milk one if possible).
Drive a convertible.
Solve a Rubik’s cube.
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.
Blow bubbles when it is below freezing outside.
Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
Learn “Hello” and “Thank you” in 10 languages.