I made my bed yesterday. I made my bed this morning too. And I'm feeling quite accomplished.
(For those of you regular bed-makers, no scoffing.)
It's just that I've never been much of a bed-maker. It's always seemed sort of pointless. You just get in the bed again later that night, right? And have to make it again the next morning. And the cycle starts all over the next day. And don't we have enough things in our lives that are never-ending (laundry? dishes? taking out the trash?)
Plus (*excuse on its way*) we've always had pets who liked to dig around and bury themselves in the covers throughout the day. Which I think is cute.
AND, if I want to encourage regular afternoon napping — which as a freelancer working from home, I can do — it's harder to justify sneaking off upstairs for a few when the bed's all put together.
But I read this interesting article on Jezebel.com yesterday by Jolie Kerr about cleaning. How to make the daily process less daunting, and how to focus on one area of your home each month so the bigger projects seem less ... big. One of the assignments was "make your bed every single day" this month. That's it. And I thought to myself, I can do that.
Tackling the pantry may feel overwhelming. Our pile of laundry right now is the size of Pikes Peak. And I just can't bring myself to deal with getting rid of all of Tai's accoutrement, so there's a big stack of cat stuff in our living room.
But I can take three minutes to fluff sheets, and tug at blankets, and tuck corners. And when I get done, I can smile and walk away, or I can look around and maybe also pick up some random socks, or sweep up dust bunnies, or take a few glasses down to the kitchen. And it all seems — it all is — more organized. And giving some priority to organization and structure and healthy daily practices is something I could probably use a little more of in my life.