The Art of Making your Bed

I am a firm believer of making your bed.

My oldest sister mentioned something last week about something that Jordan Peterson talks about in one of his videos. He says, roughly, that if you don’t have an aim, you should start small and clean up your room. Then you’ll know what to do next.

If I’m being honest, I didn’t understand half of what this guy said because a) he spoke really quickly, b) it was very intelligent sounding, and c) it was all incredibly authoritative, though I don’t know how much fact you could pin on this guy.

But the point remains, and I agree with it to a degree.

Which is why I’ve decided to put a bit of Sarah into what he said in his video:

Make your bed.

Start even smaller than cleaning up your room, and simply make your bed.

And I understand that I’m more, er, neat, than some (and when I say neat I mean neat-times-one-hundred.) but the point still remains!

I’ll explain myself.

When my bed isn’t made I automatically laze around, because there are blankets to be wrapped in and comfiness to be enjoyed and nothing better to do. When my bed isn’t made it’s easy to not go out and do something with my life. And then it’s easy to get into the habit and do that every single day –

My days off are like this half the time. Hibernating and just being comfortable and relaxing. So I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with not making your bed, or having a lazy day. Because I legitimately love lazy days.

But not every day for the rest of my life.

Once my bed is made it starts off a chain reaction. It’s routine and means I’m 97% less likely to jump back into bed when I have study to do. It makes the room look 70 times better and makes me feel ready to face the rest of the day. It’s just one of those things that says “Let’s have a good day where I don’t waste time”.

It’s the same feeling I get when I get a lot of bulk done on an assignment. Not complete the assignment, but get a good chunk out of the way. It’s just a good feeling, campers. Surely it’s not just me, right? Well, maybe.

It’s the same feeling I get when I’m sick and I’ve been lying around fo’ dayz and I open the window and the warm breeze comes in and sweeps away the germs. So good. Making your bed says “fresh start, I’m coming for you.”

Are you getting where I’m coming from? Making your bed is the start of something.

I went through a stage (and as I mention this I cringe a little) where I would just pull the blanket on over the sheets without tucking the sheets in. You may laugh, but when I started to properly tuck my sheet in, life felt a little better. It was me ‘treating-yo-self’.

Campers, it’s totally legit. And if you don’t think it is you can start your own blog and write about all the reasons why making your bed is silly.

Sarah xx

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