Today’s little hack might almost seem mundane, but trust me friends, it is far from it.
When I was a teenager my mother always told be to make my bed. Not only was I a lazy teenager in the room tidiness department (Hello, horizontal surface, let me put something on you, preferably clothes!). And honestly, even until years into my married life, I didn’t get it. Why should I make my bed? It’s just going to be destroyed again. And that is Sysiphus-work. Plus there is scientific evidence that a messy bed has fewer mites in them because of more air and sunlight exposure.
Then my husband asked me, why I wipe the rear end every time I go to the bathroom when it was just going to get dirty again?! (Actually, he said wipe your a*s, every time you take a sh*t, but that is so crude!)
Well played Mister, point taken!
Then I listed to General Stan McChrystal on Tim Ferriss’ podcast and he said, the one thing you should do every morning is:
Make your bed!
Because no matter what happens that day, you have that one win already. And for my home-office freelancer bothers and sisters, you know what I mean, when I am saying, it is much harder to crawl back into bed when it’s already been made. Just feels wrong. Plus all the mites in there. Juck.
So, I took this as a direct order and executed it. I am now making my bed on a regular basis. And when I don’t I have to admit, it doesn’t feel good. But we all need active mite fighting days. So there is that.
Tell me friends, what is it going to be for you? No mites or no success? 😉
Miss Money Mind