I remember seeing a video of a commencement speech a long time ago, where the speaker, who happened to be a member of the military, spoke on the importance of making your bed. That speech had a huge impact on me. I absolutely understood what he was saying and since then, I’ve tried my best to make my bed daily. I’m not sure what it is about having the bed nice and tidy early in the morning, but it definitely sets me off on the right step for the rest of the day.
Author of the book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg calls making your bed a “keystone habit.” Or rather, one that starts a string of other really good habits throughout the day.
And that commencement speaker I mentioned above, is actually a Navy Seal. In his speech, William H. McRaven said, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
So….maybe on this day, on #MakeYourBedDay….consider making your bed and maybe changing the world, one fold at a time.
And also, when I’m tired in the evening and ready to lay my head down, that nice, clean bed always feels more welcoming.