Making The Bed


The other day I read a tip on a blog that said if you take the time to make your bed in the morning, you will have a “domino effect” of being more productive throughout your day.

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Let me back things up a bit. I have never been a bed maker. I used to joke that it was against my religion.

There are plenty of reasons not to make a bed.

  • I was not a morning person. I typically woke up with barely enough time to get myself ready and get out the door.
  • I love a cozy, “lived in” bed.
  • Why make a bed when you’re going to mess it up in a few hours anyway?


With the major life change of leaving my corporate job to work from home, I have been on a journey to learn how I wanted to structure my days. In the beginning, I had a blissful few days where I slept without waking to an alarm, stayed up far too late binge watching episodes of Gilmore Girls, and staying in my pajamas way longer than would be socially acceptable. But I knew that this pattern couldn’t continue for long. I was going to have to create some sort of structure for myself if I was going to be successful (and not fall into a cycle of laziness).

I am still in the process of figuring out what my ideal day looks like. When I married my husband recently, I knew that I wanted to align my sleep schedule closer to his. (He gets up at 4 a.m. and is fast asleep by 9 o’clock.) A year after becoming a full time entrepreneur, I get up earlier now than I did when I was going to an office. I never dreamed that I would set an alarm when I didn’t have to! But crazily enough, I am learning to love it. It’s amazing how much more I get done when I get up earlier.

The next thing I wanted to do was begin to establish some daily habits that would set me on the right path for the day. When I read this article about making the bed, I figured I would give it a shot. (Plus I knew that my Marine husband would appreciate it.)

I have only been doing this for a handful of days now but I’m already feeling the positive outcome from it! I noticed from the very first day that what she said was true… I found myself more likely to tidy things that I normally would leave for later. I got started on my meal prep earlier than normal. I was even more intentional toward my business.

As the days have gone on, I also notice that I realllllly like getting into a made bed at night. It’s kinda like getting that clean sheets feeling every. single. night. I think this is one habit that I am going to stick with!




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