Start Small, Make Your Bed

Before you decide to take on the world, make sure you have taken care of your home. Everything starts small and you should too. There is no such thing as an overnight success – it all stems from the small habits that you do on a consistent basis. You need something to build from, you need a base. That base is your home.

It’s all little by little

Let us look at it like this. If you can’t keep your home and especially your bedroom in an organised manner then how can you possibly expect to organise and maintain and tackle anything else? What right do you have to strive for more if you cannot maintain a little? Your home is one place – perhaps more than anything else – that can be a wonderful haven. It’s a haven that you create. Make sure you create something that nurtures you and refuels you when you return to it, not something that gives you an extra workload that could so easily be avoided.

Your home is also a representation of yourself. If you are a highly organised person it is highly likely that your home will also be highly organised. On the other hand if you find yourself to be disorganised and have a lot of mental clutter, chances are your bedroom will have a lot of clutter too. Perhaps your files haven’t been organised, or you eat in your room. Whatever it is, invest the time into making your home a haven. Start by making your bed.

Build momentum

Making your bed each morning can also be a “keystone habit” that can cause a domino effect of other smart choices and positive practices throughout your day. It helps to cultivate mental discipline and helps you to start your day right. You walk out of your room with a sense of accomplishment and will be more inclined to complete another task. You will have momentum. How you do anything is how you do everything.

 Writer Charles Duhigg explains the following in his bestselling 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. “It’s not that a family meal or a tidy bed causes better grades or less frivolous spending. But somehow those initial shifts start chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.”

Consider it like this, every morning you make your bed you plant a seed. If you keep watering this seed then eventually it will grow into a beautiful plant that is full of life and beauty. This is the impact you can have on your life by adopting small habits and doing them on a consistent basis. Make your life beautiful and productive.

Start by making your bed.

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