You may think I’m talking about the old adage: “You made your bed now sleep in it”. I guess you could use that adage in regard to self-employment. It works. But I’m actually going to talk about, wait for it….Making Your Bed.
Why would such a mundane thing as making my bed make a difference in my home business, you ask? Well, it would depend on you and your personality. If you are an extremely disciplined, anal, Type A, obsessive compulsive personality, you probably don’t need to read this post. You could probably bounce a quarter off your bed and it’s probably done before I even manage my first cup of coffee.
On the other hand, if you are of a similar personality to myself – lazy, procrastinating, easily side-tracked, then you may need to read further.
If you are working at home, one of the biggest problems is keeping on track and keeping motivated. One of the biggest detractors of work is the nice, warm, comfy bed. It’s so inviting and speaks to you as a lover, always wanting you to rejoin it at any time of the day browse around these guys. Don’t be fooled by its wily ways. You CANNOT program or write from the comfort of your bed. Believe me I’ve tried and, boy, did I get a crick in the neck!
Now here is a trick that you can try. Buy lots of those horrid, little designer pillows to put on your bed. Make your bed as usual and then NEATLY arrange all those pillows on the bed. This creates a totally uninviting atmosphere for the possibility of sneaking a nap during the day. For most men it’s a total turnoff anyway, but for women, once those pillows are in place, you really don’t want to mess them up – they’re so pretty.
Once I got into the habit of making my bed, I found some other benefits as well. 1) If people pop in, your bed is made and you don’t look like a slob, 2) when it is time for bed, it feels like you’re living in a hotel with the bed nicely made (now if you could just train your significant other or your dog to turn down the bed and put a chocolate on your pillow you could feel like your living in a 5-star hotel), and 3) it’s easier to get to sleep as you don’t have to fight with the blankets and sheets to get comfortable. It just makes life so much better.
Now if I could only do something about my EVIL lounge chair……