Monday, April 07, 2014

Why You Should Make Your Bed Everyday

It seems like an insignificant thing, whether you make your bed each morning or not life will go on. However, it’s the symbolism behind the bed making that is important.

If you never make your bed because your philosophy is that you will just crawl back in that same night so what’s the point? Then why do anything? Why eat if you’re just going to get hungry again, or why bother showering because you’ll just get dirty again. Now tell me, who wants to live in a world full of unmotivated, smelly, starving people?

When you make your bed each morning you are telling yourself that you take pride in what you do, and that you are going to have a productive day. It also marks the start of day, just like brushing your teeth or having your morning cup of joe.

Now this may be my OCD talking but I firmly believe a little mess breeds more mess. If you start to let one thing slide, it can become a slippery slope. I believe that if you haven’t made your bed for the day you will be more likely to throw dirty clothes on the floor, let the dust collect and so on.

Have you ever seen people in third world countries sweeping their dirt floors of their mud huts? Yes, sweeping dirt off the dirt floor. Suddenly making your bed despite the fact you will be using it again 15 hours later doesn’t seem so silly now does it? No matter what type of place you live in you should take pride in it. And you should always be grateful that you do in fact have a roof over your head and an actual bed to make. Plus after a long day I assure you getting into a nicely made bed feels a thousand times better than getting into one that has sat there all day with the blanket in a giant ball.

1 comment:

  1. This post is brilliant! I too must make my bed everyday, and I couldn't have said it better myself :)