Make the Bed

Before a session started this week, I had a good conversation with a friend that is going through some crazy times in her life. Although she has everything taken care of 100%. She feels like she is barely hanging on in order to do so. This is a common feeling I am sure we all have now and then. It feels like we are treading water as fast as we can, but no matter how hard we kick and try to stay afloat, the water keeps going overhead.  We continued to talk about how changing little things in our daily routines could really help gain back some sense of relief and control. Then, I remembered a book I read in college called Make Your Bed. It is based on a Navy Seal's (Admiral William H. McRaven) commencement speech for the graduating class from the University of Texas at Austin. I have attached a link below where you can read the basic summary of the book. But the point is to start your day off in a positive way. Wake up early enough to complete a task before you even leave your bedroom. Starting with something that simple can really change your whole day's outlook because it is one thing in your life that you can control, organize, and keep tidy, and be proud of.  He goes on to list 9 other things you can do to make your life easier. 

  1. Start your day with a task completed (Make your bed) 
  2. You can’t go at it alone
  3. Only the size of your heart matters
  4. Life’s not fair—drive on!
  5. Failure can make you stronger
  6. You must dare greatly
  7. Stand up to the bullies
  8. Rise to the occasion
  9. Give people hope
  10. Never, ever quit!
Click on the link to read the descriptions. I find it very interesting. Just food for thought!   See you next week!