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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Charles Starrett in Seattle is doing 34 things including…

Get more sleep

6 cheers

 

Charles Starrett has written 7 entries about this goal

Of course one can always get more...

I still don’t know if I’m getting enough sleep but I’m definitely getting more than I used to and it’s helping me to eat more responsibly, enjoy my days more, and be in a better mood. Certainly worth it!



I'm getting more sleep but I'm still tired...

I don’t get this—I’m getting more regular sleep these days but it doesn’t seem to be helping with my energy. I wonder if there’s some other reason that I’m tired all the time…?



More sleep = more weight loss?

At a lecture last night I heard that one particular study has found that more sleep seems to result in greater weight loss when combined with diet and exercise. In fact, people who get 8 hours of sleep as opposed to 6 hours tend to lose twice as much weight over the same period of time!

More incentive!



Ummm...

Going to sleep now?! Sheesh.



At last I did last night...

Last night I got to sleep by 11pm and the kids let me sleep in until 7:30 this morning. What a difference that made! I’ve been much less cranky and much more clear-headed today. We’ve gotten a lot done and I know my kids are having a lot more fun with me. On top of that, when I do get a little snippy with them, I can step back from it and talk the girls about why I’m feeling stressed. Lately, because I’ve been so overtired, I haven’t been able to do the stepping back part and I’m worried that my kids will think I’m irrational, or worse, that I’m snippy because they’re “bad kids.”

All-in-all, hooray for sleep! ;-)



The first step towards more conscious and disciplined life

I feel like there are so many areas of my life that have been out of control for almost two decades and sleep is one of them. It seems like it should be an easy first one to reign in—getting to bed and waking up at regular times. It requires some advance planning, though, to make sure I’m ready+ to go to bed on time.

(+ By “ready” I mean both that I’m done with the evening chores and that I feel my day was fulfilling enough that I’m not tempted to go online in the evening.)



43Things & 43Places don't help! ;-)

This thing has kept me up way, way, way too late! Hopefully after this first flurry of excitement, I can settle down and use it to actually help me accomplish my goals…



Charles Starrett has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.

 

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