Why do we make our bed in the morning?


Have you ever wondered why we bother making our bed in the morning when it's just going to be slept in again that night again? Why do we bother? What a waste of time?

I have spent a lot of time over the years ponding about this very question! My conclusion is that there is nothing like finishing your day with a sense of achievement. It might be from a solid exercise session, a productive day at work or getting a bunch of 'jobs' done - who doesn't sleep better when you feel accomplished and fulfilled? However, what happens when things go pear shaped and nothing seems to be achieved? We can be left feeling flat, unorganised and perhaps a bit stressed,  however when you walk into your bedroom and see that nicely made bed.....Bingo! You can now hop into bed knowing, that if all else has failed, you have still managed to make your bed! 

I also strongly believe by starting the day with a good habit like this helps set the foundations for a productive and successful day ahead. We are only placed on this earth for such a short period of time (I write this as I turn 30 - how did this happen!) and therefore we need to try and make everyday count!

For an inspirational speech I stumbled upon recently click here. Its from a U.S. Navy Adm.  - William H. McRaven and his key message is "if you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed".

I also feel this is very relevant to farmers, where the days can easily go pear shaped, especially during the upcoming harvest with guaranteed breakdowns, unpredictable weather and fluctuating grain prices. This can have a huge impact on our mental health state, so guys - lets make sure all our beds are made in the morning so that we can always have a small sense of accomplishment!

Ginny Stevens

GM Active Farmers

Ginny Stevens