It is day #11 of our Be Intentional Challenges!
As a reminder, the 30 Be Intentional 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:
Here’s the first 8 challenges in case you missed them and want to get your life on the right track:
- Set and Be Strict About Bedtime
- Work Towards Waking Up At The Same Time Everyday
- Making Your Bed Everyday
- Get Dressed To Shoes Everyday
- Hydrate Yourself
- 5 Minute Stretching and Breathing Exercise
- Implement a 20 Minute Quick Clean with You and Your Family
- Menu Planning
- Dinner by 10
- Take Your Vitamins
Now that we have presented the first ten challenges, we are going to encourage you to make #11 one to help you evaluate, discuss with your family and figure out what it is that is sabotaging you and your family members ability to do any of the 10 and figure out how you can overcome that obstacle. There are obviously some things that are unpreventable like sickness, babies waking up at night, special day of events, etc., but those are the exception and not the rule and so it is a matter of learning, training your mind and body and your ability to perform each challenge.
So, Be Intentional Challenge #11:
Have A Family Meeting To Review, Discuss and Figure Out How To Solve Obstacles Preventing You From Doing Challenges #1-#10.
So sit down as a family on the couch, even at the table during a meal – whatever it takes to discuss these things! Even if you are a single person, go through this with yourself and decide how you can improve, what you need to eliminate/change to make it happen, etc.
Then after you discuss your progress and changes you need to make, be committed to keeping those changes and following through. These are excellent lessons and habits for your kids too as they prepare for a productive, but less stressful, and successful future!
One final thing….. we also have a Facebook Group where you can engage in discussions, receive encouragement and talk to others that are participating in the challenges too for more ideas! 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!