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    Welcome to the Day Zero Project Society thread on The Student Room. If you have Day Zero account or something similar, you can post your list here and talk about your progress with others. If you're not sure what Day Zero is, then here's information about it from the official website:

    The Challenge:

    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 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.

    For more information on the project, go to Day Zero Project

    Useful Links.

    Lists of Bests is a website where you can create lists about anything; your favourite places, food or your goals for life.

    Mission 101 Live Journal helps people who are doing these types of challenges who can update and see each other's progress.

    Don't forget to sign up to the Day Zero Project Society too!

    Let's Start Posting!

    Feel free to post your list, or make your list right here and just keep updating it if you get any more ideas. And remember to join the official society group too!
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    (Bold) means these tasks are completed.

    1) Read 50 Books
    2) Get another piercing
    3) Renew my Passport
    4) Take driving lessons
    5) Don't eat fast food for a month
    6) Don't eat chocolate for a week
    7) Get to my ideal weight
    8) Visit a country I've never been to before
    9) Don't use the internet for a week
    10) Spend a day at the beach
    11) Get a massage
    12) Go vegetarian for two weeks
    13) Try sushi
    14) Make a birthday cake for someone
    15) Walk/Run 5k
    16) Kiss in the rain
    17) Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art or home decor
    18) Complete my 366 Photo Challenge
    19) Get to my two year goal of no fizzy drinks
    20) Try a macaron
    21) Watch the Super Bowl
    22) Attend a live taping of a TV show
    23) Make a comic strip
    24) See the sunrise on the beach
    25) Lose 35 pounds
    26) Do yoga every day for a month
    27) Write a short story
    28) Exercise six days a week for a month
    29) Re-write my CV
    30) Learn to play chess
    31) Don't eat after 6pm for two weeks
    32) Use up 350 LUSH Products
    33) Go on a picnic
    34) Make a new friend
    35) Watch the full box set of Numb3rs
    36) Buy a bike
    37) Drink only water for a month.
    38) Go back to college
    39) Use a pedometer for two months
    40) Keep a “My Day in Six Words” journal for 6 months
    41) Go to a movie by myself
    42) Go for a walk in the rain
    43) Grow some vegetables
    44) Take part in NaNoWriMo
    45) Get a new qualification
    46) Write ten songs
    47) Understand the rules of Basketball
    48) Get some goldfish
    49) Fill this list with 101 things
    50) Buy flowers for myself for no reason
    51) Read a whole book in one day
    52) Eat 10 things I've never tried before
    53) Give up something for Lent
    54) Name a Star
    55) Get measured for a bra
    56) Attend a wedding
    57) Go to the Planetarium
    58) Do a perfect smokey eye
    59) Send a handwritten letter
    60) Finish a jigsaw puzzle
    61) Buy a lottery ticket
    62) Tweet 20,000 times
    63) Read The Hunger Games Trilogy
    64) Read the entire Chronicles of Narnia
    65) Get a pedicure
    66) Complete a cross stitch pattern
    67) Throw out any old make-up
    68) Learn how to say "I love you" in five different languages
    69) Go to a concert
    70) Dye my hair
    71) Try four different tea flavours
    72) Finish an entire cup of Green Tea
    73) Find a perfect foundation for my skin tone
    74) Write an essay for fun
    75) Finish an entire lip balm
    76) Get a Kindle
    77) Have a dinner by candle light
    78) Clean out my closet
    79) Bake muffins
    80) Curl my hair for an entire week
    81) Organize my computer files
    82) Take multi-vitamins for an entire month
    83) Go a whole day without being sarcastic
    84) Complete a Colouring Book
    85) Go to the Aquarium
    86) Read a self-help book
    87) Exercise on the Wii every day for an entire month
    88) Deliberately wear odd socks
    89) Floss every night for a month
    90) Go to a Tumblr Meet Up
    91) Make a smoothie
    92) Buy 10 Amazon Kindle Books
    93) Have a consistent sleep schedule for at least 2 weeks
    94) Get retweeted or mentioned by a celebrity
    95) Dress my age
    96) Send a Christmas Card in the post
    97) Sort out student finance for college
    98) Get a pair of sunglasses
    99) Watch 10 documentary films
    100) Subscribe to a magazine for a year
    101) Follow a YouTube makeup tutorial and wear it in public
    102) Complete the 30 Day Shred
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    such a good idea! I'm starting this now
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    92) Buy 10 Amazon Kindle Books

    Bought Tina Fey's "Bossy Pants" on 15/04/12.
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    35) Watch the full box set of Numb3rs
    Finished the boxset early this morning. So sad it's ended ):

    40) Keep a “My Day in Six Words” journal for 6 months
    Started this today!
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    Oh, I like this! I'm gonna go set myself an account up :teeth:
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    (Original post by sammy-lou)
    such a good idea! I'm starting this now

    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Oh, I like this! I'm gonna go set myself an account up :teeth:
    Can't wait to see both your lists!
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    It's taking me a lot longer to make my list than I thought it would! I worked out that my end date should be approximately 15th January 2015 so fingers crossed as many as these things get done as possible!
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    (Original post by moomin_love)
    It's taking me a lot longer to make my list than I thought it would! I worked out that my end date should be approximately 15th January 2015 so fingers crossed as many as these things get done as possible!
    It took me a few weeks to completely fill the list, it's very tough. I didn't think it would be so difficult thinking of things.
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    Done a small, 15 thing list for over summer - I don't have time to write a full 101 thing list right now, hence why it's on the mini list!

    The mini list:
    1 Run a 5K race
    2 Complete a coloring book
    3 Start a scrapbook
    4 Write a message in a public bathroom
    5 See a movie alone
    6 Visit a butterfly sanctuary
    7 Learn how to do a backflip
    8 Make cookies shaped like teapots
    9 Create an inspiration board
    10 Write a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days!
    11 Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
    12 Organize my recipes
    13 Do the 200 sit-ups challenge (www.twohundredsitups.com)
    14 Donate blood
    15 Make homemade bread

    Runs from 19th of May (day after I leave my uni town for the summer) until 1st of October (day I get back for year 3). :yy:

    Edit - I've added a final one, 'Attend the summer olympics'; bit of a cheat as I have tickets for the 3DE final but thought I'd bung it on there!
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    Amazing project! I have thought about writing some kind of bucket list now that I am going to do a gap year, and in my dreams I will do all the amazing stuff I have always wanted to do during my year in Germany :P

    My list is not yet complete, but I am so exited about this already. Just making the list made me more motivated to start doing things

    Here is the list now: (I am adding more stuff later)
    1Visit Berlin GERMANY
    2Visit the Black Forest GERMANY
    3Put a love padlock on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne and throw away the key in the river GERMANY
    4Attend the Fasching, Carnival in Cologne GERMANY
    5Attend the Love Parade in Berlin GERMANY
    6Attend the Cannstatter Volkfest in Stuttgart GERMANY
    7Attend Berlin Film Festival in February GERMANY
    8Get drunk at the Munich Oktoberfest GERMANY
    9Attend the Frankfurt Book Fair GERMANY
    10Watch a play at a local theater
    11Make a chalk mural in the driveway
    12Develop a workout routine that doesn't require equipment
    13Discover some new podcasts to listen to
    14Do some guerrilla gardening
    15Research my family tree
    16Swim in a fountain
    17Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
    18Learn how to juggle
    19Entertain the elderly at a nursing home
    20Build a pinhole camera
    21Build a robot
    22Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
    23Make a list of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write them letters
    24Tie a secret to a balloon and let it go
    25Learn to identify 10 constellations
    26Listen to a new artist every day for a month
    27Listen to 26 songs I've never listened to starting with each letter of the alphabet
    28Write a message in a public bathroom
    29Write to a Death Row inmate
    30Peek at the blackened mummies in the Dom St. Petri's lead cellar GERMANY
    31Visit the nuclear power plant turned theme park in Kalkar GERMANY
    32Book a night inside the wacky Magdeburg building GERMANY
    33Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
    34Take pictures in a photo booth
    35Buy a good camera
    36Carve my name on a tree
    37Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
    38Don't complain about anything for a week
    39Send a message in a bottle
    40get into university
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    (:

    (Original post by Loveuraliens)
    Amazing project! I have thought about writing some kind of bucket list now that I am going to do a gap year, and in my dreams I will do all the amazing stuff I have always wanted to do during my year in Germany :P.
    Very nice lists both of you! And it doesn't matter if it's not 101, it can be as short or as long as you want. This project is actually keeping me motivated, which I need
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    44) Take part in NaNoWriMo
    I signed up to the website today, I know it's not until November, but it'll give me ideas and give me the chance to talk to others about it.
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    44) Take part in NaNoWriMo
    I signed up to the website today, I know it's not until November, but it'll give me ideas and give me the chance to talk to others about it.
    Nice list you are having as well!
    I tried nanowrimo this autumn, but I did not last for the month :/ It was fun though! Maybe I should try again...
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    (Original post by Loveuraliens)
    Nice list you are having as well!
    I tried nanowrimo this autumn, but I did not last for the month :/ It was fun though! Maybe I should try again...
    Thank you! It sounds really fun, but I've no idea where to start. Thankfully I love writing lists and drawing spider diagrams, so fingers crossed I'll have a good idea on what I want to write about in the next few months.
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    (Original post by MysteryPass)
    Thank you! It sounds really fun, but I've no idea where to start. Thankfully I love writing lists and drawing spider diagrams, so fingers crossed I'll have a good idea on what I want to write about in the next few months.
    I love lists and spider diagrams too! Probably the reason I am so into this project :P Good thing nanowrimo forums are full of ideas if you don`t get your own
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    59) Send a handwritten letter
    Letter is written, envelope is ready; just need to go to the Post Office to post it.

    82) Take multi-vitamins for an entire month
    Bought loads of multi vitamins a few months ago and just forgot to keep taking them some days. Started again this morning.
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    75) Finish an entire lip balm
    It was LUSH's Honey Trap. I've had it for about two years, and I think this is the first time I've ever finished an entire lip balm.
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    I've finally written my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days here it is!

    1. Graduate from university with a 2:1 or a First
    2. Read Anna Karenina
    3. Read War and Peace
    4. Get to 7 St 4 (Lost 3 St so far, just 1 and a half to go!)
    5. Learn to pole dance
    6. Get a job or internship in the industry I want to go into (got a reply today to an email so fingers crossed!)
    7. Get an article published in something that has to be paid for
    8. Get lots of followers on my blog
    9. Make a Christmas cake
    10. Do a triathlon
    11. Go to America
    12. Watch Breakfast at Tiffany's
    13. Go to the Louvre
    14. Complete NHS Couch to 5K (Start week 4 tomorrow so nearly half way through)
    15. Do 200 sit ups: http://www.twohundredsitups.com/finaltest.html
    16. Take a leading role in a club/society
    17. Watch a show at Moulin Rouge
    18. Go to Ascot ladies day
    19. Go to Cannes Film Festival
    20. Go to a carnival
    21. Celebrate New Years Eve in London
    22. Carve a pumpkin at Halloween
    23. Go to Oktoberfest
    24. Attend a masquerade ball
    25. Cook a meal for my family
    26. Get my fortune told
    27. Take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    28. Have afternoon tea
    29. Be a member of a TV audience
    30. Learn to identify at least 1 star constellation
    31. Learn all the words to a rap song
    32. Put vanilla pudding in a mayo container and eat in public
    33. Visit Stonehenge
    34. Go on the London Eye
    35. Eat at a Vietnamese restaurant
    36. Ride a segway
    37. Get and look after a Bonsai Tree
    38. Ride a banana boat
    39. Read Bridget Jones's Diary
    40. Wheel Throw Pottery
    41. Spend a night at a Casino
    42. Attend London Fashion Week
    43. Go to Giraffe for breakfast and have Huevos Rancheros
    44. Make a gingerbread house from scratch
    45. Make sushi from scratch
    46. Go to a film premiere at Leicester Square
    47. Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Ireland
    48. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop
    49. Drive my Dad's TVR
    50. Spend Valentine's Day at Valentine's Chocolate Passion Fair on the Petit Sablon in Brussels
    51. Speak French in France
    52. Go skiing or snowboarding
    53. Build a sandcastle
    54. Learn to surf
    55. Bake my own bread
    56. Join a cheer leading squad
    57. A Day at a Spa
    58. Go to York
    59. Make a sex tape
    60. Dress up for my boyfriend
    61. Get a brazillian wax
    62. Attempt the jaffa cake world record (6 in one minute)
    63. Dye my hair
    64. Go to a water park
    65. Ride in a limo
    66. Go to Portobello Market
    67. Go to a football match
    68. Have breakfast at Yo Sushi
    69. Look around the inside of Buckingham Palace
    70. Try crocodile
    71. Create a scrapbook of all my articles
    72. Do a naked/underwear photoshoot
    73. Smash up a pinata and eat all the sweets inside it
    74. Donate to a charity
    75. Learn to walk in heels without a problem
    76. Buy something vintage
    77. Make home-made ice cream
    78. See Phantom of the Opera
    79. Eat a supersize meal at Mcdonalds
    80. Pull off an April's Fools Day prank
    81. Get a polaroid camera and carry it with me everywhere for a year
    82.Take a photograph of a rainbow
    83. Create a personal travel map
    84. Climb a mountain
    85. Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
    86. Complete the AKC
    87. Spend the whole day at the cinema
    88. Watch the sun set at the top of Primrose Hill
    89. Go to Bath Spa
    90. Conquer my fear and drive across the bridge to Wales
    91. Send a postcard to Post Secret
    92. Spend no more than £10 a week on food for 1 month
    93. Have a romantic candle lit dinner with my boyfriend
    94. Keep a money journal for a month and learn how to stop spending so much money
    95. Save up enough money so that I can buy my boyfriend a fitted suit when he gets his first proper job after uni
    96. Go berry picking
    97. Motivate myself to do uni work 9-5 for at least 1 week
    98. Get back into painting and art
    99. Read my book on the history of MI5
    100. Throw a massive house party
    101. Go on a trip with no predetermined destination
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    72) Finish an entire cup of Green Tea
    Finished an entire cup of Green Tea and Mint. I'm still not used to the taste, and it has a bad after taste.

    94) Get retweeted or mentioned by a celebrity
    Alimi Ballard retweeted me!

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