Make your bed. There are many lessons in simple tasks, such as making your bed. Hasn’t your mother always told you that “the way you make your bed is the way you will be sleeping in it”? I have always interpreted this statement in the wrong way, until the precise moment when I was writing this article. This statement is a representation of your own life. Moms and dads are the wisest human beings on Earth. They have already lived what you are currently living and what they really mean with the statement of “making your bed” is that a smooth bed = a smooth life.
Human behaviors are usually tied to one another. When I was a toddler I never made my bed, and it was not until recently that I started making my bed. I am 16 years old and thanks to the pandemic I started making my bed. I made my bed for five days in a row and on the sixth day I picked up a few pieces of clothing lying around in my bedroom. The next day, I found myself cleaning the bathroom. The simple task of making my bed led to another thousand simple, positive, tasks. Something like a domino effect. I am sure that you have heard about the domino effect, and this effectively means that one change in behavior will lead to others.
You can apply the domino effect to many different areas of your life. It does not only have to be simple tasks. For example, “a 2012 study from researchers at Northwestern University found that when people decreased their amount of sedentary leisure time each day, they also reduced their fat intake (Clear).” You can apply this to your study skills, your daily routines, your eating habits, your future, your friendships, and your relationships. It can change your life and the way you see it.