It is day #3 for our Be Intentional Challenges!
Remember that the 30 challenges this month are designed to get you on the right foot, the right track and give you energy, efficiency and organization which will propel you into a life that is able to develop an overall financially smart, happy and frugal home. We are going to have different themes each month this year (and we have very exciting stuff planned) and this month is your foundation!
We encourage couples and families to do these challenges together so the whole house can function well!
As the 30 days go along, we will be focusing on 5 areas for the Be Intentional Month:
The first two days of challenges had to do with Set and Be Strict About Bedtime and Work Towards Waking Up At The Same Time Everyday. Why? Well, because consistent sleep schedules is one of the most important things you can do for your health and life.
Well, now it is time for implementing Be Intentional Challenge #3 –
Make Your Bed Everyday!
And we mean…make your bed everyday, no matter how clean or messy your bedroom or home is, no matter how busy you are (it takes 1-min or less even if you have lots of pillows like us ;)), no matter if you think you are going to take a nap, etc.
Why do we say to make your bed everyday? Well, it has to do with outlook and attitude. It propels you into the day and gives you this sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning. It puts a drive in you to do more, be more and do it all well. It also trains you to be disciplined about your tasks and life. If you do this everyday, it will become a habit (experts say 3 – 4 weeks for something to become a habit) and that does make disciplining yourself for other tasks come easier! Finally, a made bed at night is more inviting and peaceful when you are trying to reach challenge #1. Made beds ALWAYS feel more comfortable than non-made beds!
We also have a fun rule in our house (which helps us meet challenge #2 as well) that whichever one of us is out of the bed last is the one that makes the bed. 😉 Try it, it is a fun way to start the day and meet challenge #2 at the same time!
And, to stick with our tradition on these challenges, we will post a few articles on the benefits of doing this challenge for further reading if you want 🙂
- 6 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Bed from Huffington Post
- Make Your Bed, Change Your Life? from Psychology Today
And if you don’t know how to make a bed, check out this tutorial on WikiHow HERE complete with pictures and video 🙂
So…now is the moment of truth, will you do challenge #3 with us and make your bed everyday! Leave us a comment and answer our quick poll!
Finally, one fun and new thing we will be doing this year is having Facebook groups for each month’s challenges. This first month we have our Be Intentional with The Thrifty Couple Facebook Group HERE. We highly encourage you to ask to join so that we can communicate and encourage everyone. It is intended to be a small and intimate group as we develop relationships with our readers, talk back and forth and ask questions! We are excited about this new avenue and hope you will find it encouraging too!
Head to the Be Intentional with The Thrifty Couple Facebook Page HERE and ask to join us there! You can also invite friends and spouses too!
Information about the top photo: That is our bed and our bedroom and I took this picture today of our made bed! Also, we are very pleased with our bed as it was the first reward for ourselves that we paid cash for after we got out of debt 🙂