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Why you should make your bed in the morning

Gracie Lordi, Editor-in-Chief

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Much to the chagrin of lazy slobs everywhere, mom’s nagging truly is a life-changing phenomenon.

 

A simple shift in perspective reveals the importance of showing your bed a little TLC in the morning.

 

Showing your bed care and maintenance isn’t just a reciprocal for all the things that does for you, but fuels it so it can do those things to the best of its ability.

 

It can’t comfort you if your comforter is on the floor.

 

It can’t catch your tears if your pillows are at your feet.

 

Completing this one simple task supplies the strength and motivation to continue achieving throughout the day.

 

It’s no secret school is not my favorite thing on this planet. All of freshman year, I struggled with the motivation to take classes that weren’t moving towards my aspirations. I was frustrated that I was dedicating such a massive amount of time to studying and developing skills that I knew I would never need.

 

I’m not saying that making my bed suddenly changed all of that. But it helped me realize that in the grander scheme of things I need to live more in the moment. Not every single task that I complete will contain an immediate gratification, but the building of displicine and sticktoitiveness.

 

The act itself of tidying my bed isn’t the magic of the situation.

 

It’s everything that making my bed represents.

 

The go-getter dedication and the, “I have aspirations and goals in mind and I’m willing to put in the tedious work to make them happen.”

 

As Admiral McRaven said in his 2014 Commencement speech, “If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.”

 

Just like building anything else, creating my day requires the construction of a solid, well made foundation that, at the end of the day, no matter how destroyed the rest of my day was there’s still a well made base to come back to, a safe home to rest.

 

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