Adulting. That’s a pretty scary idea. You’re moving away from home and you’re not even sure where to put the laundry detergent in the washing machine or how to make pasta, let alone do EVERYTHING on your own. You’re nervous for classes, you’re already worried about finding a job and quite frankly you’re probably just worried about life in general.
I guarantee that the trick I’m about to tell you is something you already know how to do, the hardest part about it will be actually believing this might have some real benefits.
Making your bed. That’s it.
While this obviously seems like a very simple task, you would have never imagined the benefits it can reap. In Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit, he explains exactly why you should make your bed every morning.
- Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity
- Making your bed every morning is correlated with s greater sense of well-being
- Making your bed every morning is correlated with strong skills of sticking to a budget
He refers to bed making as a “keystone habit” which he defines as a habit that kick starts other good habits. School will be crazy and you will be stressed about every waking hour of the day, but try to set aside just two minutes everyday to make your bed. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised with how good you will feel just by completing this simple task.