21 Days to Self-Discipline Challenge – Day 35 Plants at Last!!

Crystal from Serving Joyfully, Laura from Super Sweet Life, and Erin from Home With The Boys are were hosting a challenge/accountability group going through the ebook, 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine.  (Found here and here.)  This post follows my progress in joining their challenge.

Self-discipline Challenge

Yesterday I completed the step I had hoped to do 14 days ago – bulbs and plants were planted into the front flower bed.  I was going to take a picture, but decided a picture of a dark flower bed full of bulbs would not be all that exciting.  So, in the spring when all the flowers (hopefully) bloom I’ll take a picture to show you.

I am still waiting on wood chips to add.  Also the area that used to be in the flower bed, but no longer is, needs to be tilled and seeded.  Still, I am marking this project as completed.  Yes, there are two more steps.  Yet, they are not ones I can do right now, so I’m changing them to smaller goals rather than two final steps.

I really enjoyed doing this challenge.  So much so that I am already planning the next 21 day Mega Project for January.  It has nothing to do with gardening this time, so I’m not sure whether I’ll post about it or not.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Crystal’s book, I really would recommend it.  Even more so I would recommend doing the steps you suggests in her book.  Have you ever had the thought, “If only I had known this 3/5/10 years ago I would be in such a different place now.  I can’t believe how much time I have wasted!”  Well, that is how I felt after reading her book.  Instead of wallowing in self-pity I jumped right in and did something about it.  It feels so good to have that major goal accomplished.

As for the habit I was trying to create – setting out my clothes the night before, it has a hit and miss action.  I do it most nights, though sometimes I forget or fall asleep before doing it.  I am going to keep working on it, though, through the rest of the year.

Have you read Crystal’s book?  What were your thoughts before and after reading it?  Did you start a new habit?  How has it been going?