Just wanted to make a quick post here to answer a few recurring questions.
You are absolutely allowed to "change the rules" to suit yourself. However, you should also realize that to the best of my knowledge no one who has changed the rules to make it easier (less restrictions) has actually completed all 365--one person who made it harder (added restrictions) completed their 365. It's the challenge that will keep you going.
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