Yes, I am very proud of myself, too. That's one new year's goal I've successfully stuck to for two whole days! Seriously, the club can't even handle me right now.
I tucked the sheets into some rather impressive hospital corners and smoothed our comforter while simultaneously putting on pants and brushing my teeth.
After I was finished, I surveyed my work and thought smugly to myself, "Look out world—Courtney's feeling productive!"
I'm just kidding. That's all I plan on doing today. Brushing my teeth AND making my bed in the same morning makes me nothing short of Wonder Woman. I'm already exhausted.
I decided to try making our bed every morning (regardless of whether or not Clayton is still in it) after I read an excerpt from Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project. According to Rubin, making your bed is one of the quickest, easiest ways to get happier. An orderly bed instantly creates a tidier environment, which in turn can make you feel more calm and at peace. (Not to mention, turning down the blankets at bedtime makes me feel like I'm opening a Christmas present.)
Secondly, making your bed is something you can check off of your daily to-do list. Though it's a rather insignificant task in the great scheme of things, those small tasks add up quickly and can help you feel more accomplished and efficient during the day.
Plus, my mom forced us to make our beds every single day and sometimes I'm super paranoid that she'll be disappointed to learn that the good habits she tried so hard to instill in us didn't stick once we reached adulthood.
But I eat broccoli and all of my other vegetables with gusto, so it all evens out.
I want to know: What are some daily habits that help you feel more productive during the day?