It is step #30 of our Be Intentional Baby Step Challenges!
We hope it has been wonderful, productive and life-changing so far.
As a reminder, the 30 Be Intentional baby steps 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 encourage couples and families to do these challenges together so the whole house can function well!
As the 30 steps go along, we will be focusing on 5 areas for the Be Intentional Month:
See the full list of baby steps HERE.
So, for your last challenge….. Be Intentional Challenge #30:
Why It’s Important Keep Going!
Yes, that is the next step! Easy enough, right?
Well, one of our goals in our lives as been to make changes in baby steps so that they become a part of your whole life for life.
In the past, when we have tried to achieve goals, we dive in both feet first and then seem to set ourselves up for failure and break our plan just a few weeks later. We tried the “jump all in feet first” approach with our debt and we kept crashing and failing. It wasn’t until we finally planned to take baby steps that BIG changes happened!
So just as we stated when we started these challenges, we have adopted that same idea in all areas of life: finances, routines, organization, healthy life living, etc. And that idea is to…. Be Intentional – Taking Those Necessary Baby Steps for Whole Life Change.
We personally started these baby steps to increase energy, efficiency and organization which will propel anyone into a life that is able to develop an overall financially smart, happy and frugal home. And by frugal, we’re not meaning cheap! You can be frugal with no matter how little or how much money you have. It is just being good with the money you have.
In our many years of attempted thriftiness, one thing that we have determined is that you can save a buck here and there and grab deals left and right, but for a truly frugal lifestyle, it requires time and organization. If you do not have those things, then frugality is very frustrating.
You may have added the challenges each day we presented them, which is great! You may have skipped a few, you may have started later in the game, but honestly, it doesn’t matter where you started…what matters is where you are going.
Don’t get discouraged and don’t get frustrated. Just pick up where you left off, or even start all over and add them in one at a time at a reasonable pace for you.
Finally, one project that we are working now for you all is a separate 30-day email that you can join for the 30-days that will allow you to be reminded of that day’s challenge. So be watching for this soon!
We also encourage you to keep in touch with us as we will continue to find ways to encourage you in these challenges as well as lots more fun things and themes to come in 2014.
Here’s ways you can keep in touch:
- Sign up for our free email newsletter HERE which comes out around 3-4 times per week and shares our most current articles and information in one spot!
- Follow us on Pinterest HERE where we pin recipes, homemaking ideas, articles, DIY, Gardening Ideas and fun ways to live and save every day
- Follow us on Twitter HERE where every time we put up a post, it is tweeted
- Follow us on Facebook HERE where we have frugal discussions, share ideas not shared here and more!
One final thing….. we also have a separate Facebook Group with less than 200 members (different from our Facebook page) 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!