If You Want To Be Successful Make Your Bed
Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
There are some tasks you do that have a big impact with less effort! Would you believe, that the habit of making your bed every day is one of those tasks? See the 80/20 rule!
Yes, for 2 minutes of daily effort or less, this task has a multitude of benefits and significant flow on effects. This key habit really can lead to having an organized home!
Make Your Bed Quote
In a 2014 commencement speech to graduates, US Navy Admiral William McRowan shared with them this wisdom,
“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.
By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.
Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”US Navy Admiral William McRowan
Benefits of Making Your Bed
Yes, making your bed every morning can lead to getting more stuff done during your day. Sounds good!
Charles Dughill notes in his book, The Power of Habit,“… making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget.”
Who doesn’t want to be able to stick to a budget more easily?
Dughill goes on to describe how the task of making your bed each day is what’s called a ‘keystone habit’.
Keystone habits refer to those habits that are considered more important than all other habits. According to Duhigg, they “start a process that, over time, transforms everything”.
Regular exercise would be another example of a keystone habit because the benefits of being fit and healthy automatically leads to other positive changes in your life.
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Gives You A Feeling Of Accomplishment
You may think that successful home organization is all about the big things! Like, having a super organized pantry or linen cupboard. Or it means not struggling with clutter build up on your kitchen bench… ever!
While having an organized pantry may help you save money on groceries and prevent food waste it is the small daily habits that can make the biggest difference.
Increases Your Happiness And Well Being
As Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, “Your bed is a symbol of you. There’s something about having your bed feel orderly that makes your life feel that way.”
According to Psychology Today, 71 percent of bed makers consider themselves happy; while 62 percent of non-bed-makers admit to being unhappy. Bed makers are also more likely to like their jobs, own a home, exercise regularly, and feel well rested.
Personally, I love that for a very small amount of effort on my part, my bedroom looks more tidy and my home starts to look more ordered.
Friends, this is one of the quickest and easiest tasks you will do all day! Small daily habits!
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