I recently heard a talk on goal setting. In it the speaker mentioned hearing a military general talk about how they have the basic trainees get up early in the morning and make their beds immediately. The reason he said they do that is to have them develop the habit of completing a task from start to finish, first thing in their day.
Good habits can make life easy. Don’t you desire to take steps that will lead to life being easier and still accomplish what needs to be done? Those good habits enable the important things of our life to flow, without having to force ourselves, procrastinate, or leave them undone. On top of that, as the general alluded to, they give us a sense of accomplishment. Don’t you like to feel good about your day?
I make my bed first thing when I get up in the morning. It takes me less then 2 minutes. It sets my mental stage for a productive day, and besides I love how my bedroom looks with the bed made.
If you currently don’t get up and make your bed right away, I encourage you to start doing it tomorrow. I think you will be delighted with how you feel and how your bedroom looks. Once you have begun doing that, teach your children to do the same thing. Right living begins with executing simple right choices.
Trusting in Jesus,
“As the door turneth upon his hinges,
so doth the slothful upon his bed” (Proverbs 26:14).