Do you make your bed every morning?
US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven delivered his speech starting with these unforgettable words, “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. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”
He also said, “Making your bed helps to reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”
- It makes your room beautiful to look at.
A room that is clean with a well made bed regardless of the size of the bed or room is pleasing to look at and will make you want to spend more time there and make use of the rent that you paid.
- Making your bed every day will make you want to go back to your room or your house every day and sleep on that bed that you made.
- The habit of making your bed every day starts out your day on a good note, with an enthusiasm to attack and slay all of the tasks that are ahead of you.
- Making your bed every morning especially if you don’t feel like is great for practicing self control. Mel Robbins in her book, “The Five Second Rule” says that motivation is a myth and that in order to change or in this case act we need not feel eager or feel motivated. You must always push yourself in order to act and not wait for motivation or to feel like doing anything. You are able to control your own fate. Pushing yourself to make your bed creates a chain reaction in your confidence and your productivity. You become powerful.