For many people, life can become exceedingly stressful. Sometimes it seems as if you can’t quite grasp a hold of things I order to organize everything that you have on your plate and because you feel so stressed, a disorganized and chaotic cycle ensues. However, one tip that is surprisingly helpful. And that tip was addressed during a speech that Admiral William McRaven addressed to an audience of graduates in August 2017.
McRaven stated in his speech: “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.” This simple advice is perfect for someone who feels like they just don’t know where to start in the whole organization and productivity process.
By making your bed in the morning, you accomplish the first task of your day. With that in mind, you start your day with a positive mind set and are more likely to be motivated to complete remaining tasks. And, if for some reason you have an extra terrible day when nothing seems to be going right, at least you will come home to a clean and freshly made bed.