Changing The World ~ Simple As Making Your Bed

Some months back … November-ish, I started making my bed every morning. Danny over at Dream Big Dream Often was my inspiration to make my bed.  I cannot remember if I read a post or listened to a pod cast.  Anyway, he made the suggestion and I needed that something.  Right place, right time kind of deal.

I should say I re-started making my bed because as a kid, bed making was a daily chore.  When I created my own separate life, making the bed was one of the first chores I quit.  I’m a rebel, what can I say! lol 🙂

Billy Bob said I couldn’t stick with bed making long-term but so far I’m proving him wrong.  Now you’re asking,

What does housekeeping and J-Dub’s morning routine have to do with changing the world?

Not much, simple really.  I love feeling accomplished.  Even if just for that one small thing. And not in a compulsive way like Randall from This is Us but in a boy does it feel good way.  I enjoy seeing a task completed since a multitude of other things spin out of control in my world. And just maybe those other things are not too far gone.  Perspective is gained.  Good moods are contagious.  One step in a positive direction can lead to another and another.

Small world that it is, we have book club at work.  Yay! and the July selection was MAKE YOUR BED By Admiral William H. McRaven.

In it, Admiral McRaven offers ONE: Start Your Day with a Task Completed.  If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed!  Twice confirmed!  Three times if you count me in.

Now I know naysayers will say nay, nay, nay

And all I can say is don’t knock it until you try it

And if you try it, let me know how it goes.  C’mon you know you want to say something. Yes I admit, I am making another shameless plug for interaction in the cosmos.

As always, more to come.


11 thoughts on “Changing The World ~ Simple As Making Your Bed

  1. Then, of course, there are the slovenly among us. I’m one. Went thru boot camp and six months of technical school. Swore I would never again do hospital corners.

    But as a military discipline, it wasn’t that big a deal. Really had nothing better to do.

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree it’s a great way to start the day and then when you come back later after a day’s whatever it’s nice to return to the appearance of a neat room and everything improves from there

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