Three simple routines, I do each day, but not always in the same order, make a difference in how my day seems to unfold for me. Make my bed, have my tea and read something meaningful.
Making a bed is the first thing I think of in the morning as far as a task goes. We all can and must get out of bed, if we are able, without much thought or skill or effort. So why not make it, once we are out of it? Right away….or soon afterward, at least within a couple hours, I say.
I didn’t always make my bed.
I don’t always make my bed, but I do at least 95% of the time. When I don’t, I usually get to it later, or just close the door. I do notice though, that crawling into an unmade bed, is not as comfortable for sleeping.
I just like a smooth sheet and the blankets evenly placed on the bed. I love the way a neatly made bed is the most important thing, and could be the only thing that really makes a room look good.
The entire room could be tidied up and cleaned, yet if the bed is a mess, all your efforts do not matter. Yet, the bed could be made, and if there is a mess all around, the mess seems to be overlooked, and the room still looks good. Am I wrong about this?
The bed is usually the largest element in the bedroom. The eye goes to “IT” first and sometimes, it is all anyone has time for. LOL! So if you hate housework, just make the bed,
and leave the rest for later.
It is no big deal to have a bed made or not. Who cares? But, just in case you might be one inspired to form this habit and need some help, read on.
Did you know, it just takes 5 minutes to make a bed.
Everyone has five minutes, even when you think you don’t.
Even if you are running late for an appointment you can take five minutes and make the time up driving efficiently and at the “stops” finish dressing…put on earrings, tie shoes (yes I wear those), finish make-up (lipstick), button blouse…etc. Take your cinnamon toast and hot tea to go.
I make my bed, have my tea and read something. It started as a routine for me. It only takes 20 days to form a habit.
Is there something in your life you would like to change? Something you wish you would do more of? Something you wish you would enjoy more?
Maybe it is just how you are thinking about it. When I realized, making a bed only takes five minutes, I just do it. Break down a task that seems unsurmountable into tiny parts. Does that help you?
“I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:1,2)