101 in 1001 · Update

101 in 1001 ~ update the twenty-second

It’s time for the 22nd update on my 101 in 1001 Challenge! If you haven’t been following along on this journey so far or have any questions about what the challenge is, you can check out this link for details.

Wow. There is now less than a year left of this challenge. It’s really hard to believe that this challenge has gone so quickly. I’m glad that I’ve been doing this, and kinda surprised at how much there still is that I haven’t completed from my list. I thought I’d have finished a lot more of the tasks by now. Looking at the list, there are several items I can tell you now aren’t going to be completed. There are also quite a few that won’t be completed until the very last month (or sometimes even the very last day) of the challenge, so my last month’s completion rate will be skewed higher than average.

Would I do this again? Maybe. I’m not sure. Certainly not immediately after finishing the first go-round. I’ve been enjoying it, but I think in some respects this challenge is too long. I was overly ambitious in some regards and in other cases my interests have changed since I started this challenge. I think I’m more likely to do a modified yearly version (such as an “18 for ’18“) for a while to see if the shorter time span helps result in more completion.

Here’s this month’s challenge progress:

April 2018
2 items completed this month
16 items currently in progress

53% complete

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Personal #53:  Get up early enough to make myself breakfast at home before work daily for a week (do 5 times) ~ 4/6/2018

The hardest thing about this one was doing it daily for the entire week. I have a habit of craving breakfast that I don’t make, so even if I was up early enough to have made breakfast, if I didn’t feel like eating what I had in the fridge, I’d buy some take-out breakfast instead. (Starbucks breakfast sandwiches, bagels or donuts from a local bakery, etc.) Also, if I hadn’t bought easy weekday breakfast food at the grocery, I wasn’t going to make breakfast at home. (Waffles are lovely, but making waffles from scratch on a workday morning isn’t happening.) I also didn’t let myself count holiday weeks, so that eliminated a lot of possible weeks when I was otherwise on track for this goal. Ah well, I managed to do it eventually!

Health #46:  Get a minimum of 7 hours sleep on weeknights for a month (do 3 times) ~ 4/30/2018

I spent too many months trying to get just 7 hours of sleep. (When I sleep without an alarm, my body seems to like 7 hours of good sleep on a regular basis.) However, if I try to get 7 hours of sleep, I won’t get that many. I’ll go to bed too late and will end up with 6 (or fewer) hours of sleep. So, this calendar year I started trying for 8 hours of sleep on weeknights instead. That worked. I don’t often get a full 8 hours of sleep on weeknights, but I do get 7 hours.

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So that’s April. On to the last year of this challenge!

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2 thoughts on “101 in 1001 ~ update the twenty-second

  1. Have you heard of/read about overnight oats? If you like oatmeal, you will like them. Google it; there are a gazillion ways to vary them.

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