A Little Thing Can Make a Big Difference: Why You Should Make Your Bed

Are you aware that a straightforward morning habit can transform your life? Finally, there's a clue: it's not pressing the snooze button five times in a row.

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Last update:calendarApr 20, 2024
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A Little Thing Can Make a Big Difference: Why You Should Make Your Bed

Make Small Steps Towards Big Goals.


Are you aware that a straightforward morning habit can transform your life? Finally, there's a clue: it's not pressing the snooze button five times in a row.


In his book Make Your Bed, Former Navy SEAL William H. McRaven describes how this simple task can kick-start your day. You are more likely to accomplish things when you accomplish a task at home before leaving the house.


Put Your Priorities Back in Order


Humans tend to focus on important events in our lives, but the little things can have as much impact as the big ones when we don't forget them.


Consider any significant event that has occurred in your life so far. For this to happen, many more minor things had to happen for it to happen in the first place. The decisions you make daily determine your real character, according to McRaven. 



Small Things Can Make a Big Difference


Do not let life get in the way of your plans. Taking a contemplative approach is better than speeding up. When you're busy and distracted all the time, you will not be able to reflect quietly at any point in your day and will not be able to enjoy the moment. Staying aware and focused will be easier if you meditate and practice patience regularly.


A few minutes after waking up, John C. Maxwell, who wrote How Successful People Think, checks out the schedule to find out what learning experiences might lie ahead. After that, he prepares himself mentally so that he is on high alert, allowing him to be more aware of his surroundings and appreciate and learn from things around him.


Do not be afraid of your responses, input, and ideas. Trying to follow the crowd or shout the loudest is unnecessary. Taking a step back from the situation and thinking independently is essential. No matter how small the contribution may seem, you will gain something from it.


Embrace Gratitude


Would you ever wonder how people can be so grateful and upbeat about what they have if you ask them the same question? It's good news that you can learn this behavior. Focusing on gratitude will help you achieve a more balanced perspective by avoiding stress and negativity. For example, maybe you were greeted on the bus by a friendly face, or the weather was lovely. Your memories of these moments will be easier to recall if you keep a journal.


Writing in a gratitude journal encourages you to notice what is right in your life rather than wrong. Changing your perspective on your day can be as simple as writing down a few things you're thankful for.


Consider Making Small Acts of Kindness 


How often have you been helped, complimented, or done something for someone else? What were your feelings after reading it?


Take a moment to recall your last act of kindness, and consider what you did for another person. We spend most of our lives in relationships, and we can improve them by improving our relationship skills. You don't have to make big gestures every day, but by taking the time to make tiny gestures, you can brighten up someone's day and help them feel better about themselves.


When you recognize small details, you can accomplish more in your life. 


Wouldn't it be great if you tried it? So, before you go to bed tonight, take a moment to think about all the beautiful things you have experienced. 


And make your bed as soon as you wake up!


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