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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Palmer

Make Your Bed

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Growing up, we were required to make our bed. Not after we brushed our teeth or showered; the minute our feet hit the ground.

It's ironic that my mother’s edict would have relevance today. With all of the uncertainty of each day, “make your bed” could be your guide for productivity. By making your bed, you reduce the chance that you will sneak back in (laying on top of a made bed for a nap doesn’t count). You create separation between where you work and where you sleep (again, working on top of a made bed does not invalidate the making of). You begin your day productive and accomplished (in week 6 of stay@home, all accomplishments are to be celebrated).

Once I am up and out of bed, it is ‘closed’ and I feel some sense of forward momentum. While there have been days that I certainly didn’t feel like I could tackle the world, I have felt that I was better situated to put one foot in front of the other toward what I had prioritized to accomplish having gotten up and out of bed.

And no matter how the day unfolds, at the end of the day, at least I made my bed…

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