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Feb 13

The 50 States Project

Last year at Day Zero Project we launched the Places directory as a way to discover interesting things to do in destinations across the globe. A few sharp visitors noticed that the US was not included in this list…

Day Zero is a truly global community, but not surprisingly around 40% of our members are based in the US. So we thought it would be a fun idea to use all this great knowledge and get people to recommend the best and most interesting things to do in their State.

Introducing the 50 States Project! A way to share the best local knowledge of things to do across the US. Head over to the index page and select your State (or any State you have travelled) and fill out your Top 10 things to see and do. 

Once we have a good range of suggestions we will publish the ultimate Top 10 list for each State!

Go to the 50 States Project

Dec 28

For 2013: Make a Memory Jar
Put memories made throughout the year in the jar. Then on New Year’s eve empty and read them all from the wonderful year you’ve had :)
This was a very popular project last year - read more about it at Steamy Kitchen. 


A memory jar is more fun than a journal – as anyone in the family can contribute to it. The best is when one of us secretly writes memory and quietly slips it into the jar. I can’t wait to read some of the notes my kids have written all year long.


You could even write out your 7 Things x 2013 goals and add them to the jar - then see how you did at the end of the year.

For 2013: Make a Memory Jar

Put memories made throughout the year in the jar. Then on New Year’s eve empty and read them all from the wonderful year you’ve had :)

This was a very popular project last year - read more about it at Steamy Kitchen

A memory jar is more fun than a journal – as anyone in the family can contribute to it. The best is when one of us secretly writes memory and quietly slips it into the jar. I can’t wait to read some of the notes my kids have written all year long.

You could even write out your 7 Things x 2013 goals and add them to the jar - then see how you did at the end of the year.

Dec 27

Last New Year we tried an experiment and asked the Day Zero community to list some New Year’s goals based on 7 prompts.
The response was huge with over a thousand participants filling out their goals!
This year we are repeating the challenge - check out the summary from the 7 Things x 2012 responses, then decide on your own goals for 2013! 
Visit: 7 Things x 2013

Last New Year we tried an experiment and asked the Day Zero community to list some New Year’s goals based on 7 prompts.

The response was huge with over a thousand participants filling out their goals!

This year we are repeating the challenge - check out the summary from the 7 Things x 2012 responses, then decide on your own goals for 2013! 

Visit: 7 Things x 2013

Dec 24

Dec 13

25 Alternative Goal Setting List Ideas

We are rapidly approaching the New Year and many people are contemplating their goals for 2013 so we thought it would be a good time to bring up some new goal setting list ideas.

Earlier this year we introduced the ability to go beyond the 101 Things challenge and create any type of list. So to help spark your inspiration, here are a few ideas for lists our users have created in this time. 

Now is a great time to head over to Day Zero Project to review your goals setting ambitions and maybe create a new list for 20131!

Sep 30

What’s new at Day Zero!

There has been a lot happening behind the scenes here at Day Zero. Today sees the first of these updates released. Here is a summary of the changes and additions:

There’s a lot more coming soon. Thanks so much to everyone who has given feedback on the website, and best of luck with all your goals!

Sep 27

Handpicked Ideas #7

This is the seventh in our regular series of posts that will pick out and highlight a few interesting submissions from Day Zero participants.

Click through to view the full list of 50 goal ideas!

Jul 26

Travel website CNN GO recently published a great list of incredible sights from around the world.

Spotting a lion is great, but even greater are the millions of wildebeest trekking across the African plains on an annual migration.
There are some things you can see around the world that have the potential to give you photo-showing rights for decades.
We haven’t got them all — in fact we barely scratched the surface. But we have picked out a few of the scenes that, if you’re lucky enough to witness them, will invariably leave you spellbound.

Some inspiring choices here - we’ve put each of the goals into a feature post on Day Zero so you can easily add any of these goals to your lists.
Be sure to check out our other Feature Posts.

Travel website CNN GO recently published a great list of incredible sights from around the world.

Spotting a lion is great, but even greater are the millions of wildebeest trekking across the African plains on an annual migration.

There are some things you can see around the world that have the potential to give you photo-showing rights for decades.

We haven’t got them all — in fact we barely scratched the surface. But we have picked out a few of the scenes that, if you’re lucky enough to witness them, will invariably leave you spellbound.

Some inspiring choices here - we’ve put each of the goals into a feature post on Day Zero so you can easily add any of these goals to your lists.

Be sure to check out our other Feature Posts.

Jul 19

10 Health and Fitness Challenges To Get You Off The Couch

With recent media reports suggesting inactivity is ‘killing as many as smoking’, there’s now no better time to start looking after yourself.

Here are a few health and fitness based challenges to get you motivated - some are more fun and others will push you to the limit.

Complete a 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge
The goal for this challenge is to log in at least 30 miles by the end of the four-week (approx 30 day) plan. Just be sure to listen to your body during your workouts. If a recommended workout is too intense, or too many miles, scale it back to meet your body’s needs.

Do a Couch to 5k running plan
C25K has been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks.

Complete a 100 Pushups Challenge
If you’re serious about increasing your strength, follow this six week training program and you’ll soon be on your way to completing 100 consecutive push ups!

Do a 30x30 Challenge (30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days)
Rules of Engagement: 1. 30 Minutes Per Day Minimum 2. 30 Consecutive Days in a Row 3. NO EXCUSES! 4. NO Minimum Pace Required-Just Move! 5. Must Be “Dedicated Time” for Exercise

Complete a 30 Day Yoga Challenge
Completing your own 30 day yoga challenge will require discipline, commitment, focus, and sacrifice. It won’t guarantee that you have a yoga habit for life – you can fall out of good habits just as easily as you fall into bad ones – but it will be a step in the right direction.

Complete a 200 Sit-ups Challenge
No doubt some of you can already do 100 consecutive sit-ups, but let’s face it, you’re in a big minority. Most of you reading this won’t even be able to manage 20 sit-ups. Actually, I’m sure many of you can’t even do 10.

Complete P90X
P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home exercise system developed by Tony Horton in conjunction with Beachbody and director Mason Bendewald. It claims to improve physical fitness in 90 days through a rigorous segmented training program combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.

Complete a 200 Squats Challenge
The same formula as the 200 Sit-ups and 100 Pushups challenges - but this time with squats.

Complete the 30 Day Shred
Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is an awesome workout that will begin showing a difference in your body in about 5 days, and put you that much closer to a body like the super toned, super hot Jillian Michaels.

Complete a ‘Walk To Mordor’ challenge
In the Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Frodo, Sam, and their companions travel from Bag End in Hobbiton to Rivendell. Our goal is to re-create their walk in our neighborhoods, parks, gyms, homes, and minds. It’s 1779 miles (2863 km) from the Shire to Mordor following Frodo and Sam’s journey. If you walk three miles every other day, it will take you 20 weeks (about 4.5 months) to reach Weathertop and complete your challenge.

This list and others can also be found on the Day Zero website in the Features section - and you can easily add the goals you like to any of your lists.

Jun 29

New feature list on Day Zero - The Most Social Landmarks around the Globe!

New feature list on Day Zero - The Most Social Landmarks around the Globe!

Jun 12

Recent Activity on Day Zero Project

Following on from the recent announcement that you can now add photos to your goals, we thought it would be great to have a way of sharing some of the amazing achievements of the Day Zero community.

A Recent Activity page has now been set up that gives you a visual look at some highlighted achievements from the many goals that get checked off people’s lists everyday!

So keep adding photos to illustrate your achievements, and now you can help inspire others with your accomplishments.

May 29

Print or Export Your List

The much requested feature of printing and exporting lists is now available. Just scroll down to the bottom of any of your lists and hit the Print List button. You will get a plain text version of the list which is great for printing, or copying and pasting into a blog or Tumblr post.

 

Note: You must be logged into your account to print the lists, and can only print and export your own lists - this is because your list may be private, or contain goals which are marked as private.