One Simple Thing That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Day
Do you struggle with keeping things neat and tidy and home? I have always struggled in this area, ever since I was a little girl. I have learned a lot since I've been married, and I feel like I surely must have improved some. My house looks just as clean now with three small children as it did when I was first married. Surely that must be an improvement, right? (I'm not saying it looks perfect; it just hasn't gotten worse as I've added children!)
There is something I do every morning that takes 5 minutes or less, but makes an incredible difference in how my day goes.
When I do this, I get myself in gear right away to keep things tidy. I see a visual difference right away, and it helps me realize that things aren't as messy as they look.
Would you like to know what it is?
Making my bed.
I'm talking about first thing. If I allow room for the smallest excuse to wait, somehow it never gets done. Whether my bed is made or not sets the tone for the whole day.
If it doesn't get made, I feel like I'm behind on all the housework, and I spend the day frustrated.
When the bed is made (and clothes put away if they weren't the night before), I have a peaceful sanctuary where I can go if I'm feeling the stress of the day.
I'm going to show you the view from the rocking chair in my room.
When you're stressed and need a minute to relax, would you rather look at this?
That's what I thought.
Now, if you're not already in the habit of making your bed first thing every day, I challenge you to consciously work on that habit for a month. I can almost guarantee that you will automatically start working on the rest of your housework because it will put you right in gear! Then, if your day isn't going like you planned, you'll have a refreshing place where everything is tidy where you can go to think, pray, and regroup.