In the morning, every minute counts, trust me – my alarm goes off at 4 am most days… I totally get it. But in all honestly, the hardest part about the whole ordeal is putting your feet on the floor, and once you’ve conquered that – you’ve got the rest of the day in the bag. But instead of lying there snoozing through your 5 alarms, which are strategically set at 2-minute intervals – get up and make your bed. While it sounds seemingly simple (because it is), I’ve road tested this trick every morning for the last 2-weeks and can vouch for the fact that it actually works… and furthermore, it’s helped me cultivate a whole host of other healthy habits… here’s why!
You feel so damn accomplished
They say your external life is a reflection of your internal life, and making your bed is one of the quickest ways to restore some order to your life and make you feel like you’re on top of things. It might seem small, but it’s something you have control over and something you can put some order to.
Makes getting into bed even more satisfying
What’s the one thing that feels better than climbing into bed after a long day? Folding back the covers and climbing into a crispy bed – bonus points for fresh sheets!
It helps cultivate discipline
Once you start, it’s hard to stop and this small practice will probably end up helping you cultivate some other positive rituals you can incorporate into your routine. Remember, creating good habits takes time, so be patient and persevere and before you know it, making your bed every morning will come as naturally to you as brushing your teeth.
What ritual do you swear by in the morning?