21 Day Challenge – Now what?

I have a tiny dilemma.

When I started my 21 day challenge in January, my plan was to get it done in a couple of months or so. You might remember I had my own progress plan, of counting only the days I actually decluttered, rather than doing it in 21 calendar days.

Never in my wildest dream did I imagine that I would only be at day 10 in early March, and then wham… nothing…. absolutely nothing!!!

Why did it all stop up? Well, between rushing to UK when mum got ill (March/April) and building a 540 square feet deck at a friends place (April/May) decluttering fell to the wayside 😦

However, I think it’s time to get back on the declutter train again. Β And this is what my issue is.

  1. Do I start up my 21 day declutter challenge again, and continue on with day 11 as my next installment?
  2. Or do I just say I’m done with the challenge, lay it dead so to speak, and start “afresh” not following any plan?

A few considerations…

  • During the first 10 days of the challenge, I did exceed my goal of 231 items out the door, as I shed 655 items. So technically I did succeed and you might sayΒ I’m done!
  • And then there is this: It might look weird (to others) me continuing the “challenge”. After all, it’s not much of a challenge now, is it.. being at it for months 😳 (even though I did say I would go at my own pace)
  • On the other hand, if I quit the challenge, it feels like I’ve “thrown in the towel”… and that is not sitting right with me either!

And therein lies my problem…

To continue – Yea or Nay – that IS the question!

Any suggestions out there? Would you shake you head and find it weird if I continue on my “challenge”?

19 thoughts on “21 Day Challenge – Now what?

  1. Well… Remember when I started my 31 day minimalist challenge in January?? I have decided that I will be finishing that up this month – and hope to have a post up tomorrow about it… So, I’m all for finishing up challenges whenever you can… But that being said, starting fresh always feels good… πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I do at least TRY not to be a quitter, even though I have stumbled here and there…
      Yes, how did you miss the deck post πŸ˜› just kidding… it’s understandable… I’ve been missing out on a lot of blogpost myself lately (even though I am trying to catch up slowly but surely)

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        1. I hear you πŸ˜‰ I don’t have a garage… but I DO have a outdoor storage room/”shed” that is always full 😒

          now it’s only about 50 square feet, and holds all my tools, bike, winter tires, grill stuff, garden stuff, outdoor paint stuff and I could go on… But even though it’s small and needs to hold all of the typical garage stuff… it’s crowded and I really need to do a sweep in there… sometime this summer or so 😏

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            1. Oh, thats right, Barb took care of that for us…

              (That’s just awful, Anne Lene… how can you think to say it like that… poor Barb. That’s just mean… shame on you! )

              Sorry Barb, I really hope you mend soon πŸ’•


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