Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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SingingDetective is doing 40 things including…

Stop emotional eating

2 cheers


SingingDetective has written 2 entries about this goal

I'm done

I’ve found that, for me, the way to stop doing this was not to focus on the eating, but to focus on dealing with my emotions better. Then the eating took care of itself, and I almost never eat because of uncomfortable emotions now. I’m very lucky that this goal hasn’t been too hard for me.

Big improvement

I don’t know how it’s happened, but I’ve improved so much with this. I’m not putting it as ‘done’, cos I still do it a little sometimes. But something ‘clicked’ a few months ago, and things are much better. It’s like my brain realised that emotional eating just wasn’t going to help me. It’s been good to try and treat myself in other ways instead, like snuggling up under a duvet to read an easy book, giving myself time out. I’ve also found it helpful talking to my man when I feel stressed, and being open with him about emotional eating. I was ashamed of it before and tried to hide it. So, good luck to all the others working on this. I used to give myself such a hard time over this habit. Cutting myself some slack really helped.

SingingDetective has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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