The secret to making a big difference is to start really small – such as making the bed the first thing in the morning. Research has proven that nearly all of our actions are based on our habits. A habit is something we do every day without even thinking about we wake up put our clothes on, brush our teeth without even planning or thinking twice.
So starting the day by making the bed, gives you a sense of achievement that you have completed something good already before the day has started, which leads to the courage to achieve something else.
Imagine if you repeat this: every day you start by making the bed, you feel a sense of achievement and you continue this through out your day. A Day becomes a week, a week becomes a month a month becomes a year, all of these small little habits will lead you up to achieving something amazing. It’s the little things that make a big difference.
“If you have a bad day, you come home and your bed is made, that you made, and that encouragement will give you hope for a better day tomorrow.”
Its more than just making the bed, it can be used across all areas in your life. It can lead to the habbit of gratitude, by being grateful that you have a bed to make and have something so secure and comfortable to sleep on every night, a privilege not everyone in the world has.
More reasons that making the bed develops a positive mindset:
- Develops a positive habit.
- Gives you courage that if you can do one thing, you can do another.
- Clears your mind.
Taking responsibility for a small leads to confidence to take responsiblity for even bigger things.
“if you want to change the world, start each day with a task completed, find someone to help you through life, respect everyone, take risks, fail, don’t give up.” – William McRaven
Change starts with you, start small with what you have and then do big things.