This week, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg set the design blog world a tweeting. It appears that the main summary of the book is that if you make your bed, good things will happen. I have no idea why making your bed in the morning is considered a keystone habit or how will it will boost my productivity, or what I will even use the extra productivity for? I have never been a bed maker. Unfortunately for Mike, I have always been a jump into the blanket pile and burrito everything around you kind of girl. He had to learn the hard way that on a cold night, it’s a good idea to keep a spare blanket by his side of the bed.
I am curious to see if something as simple as making a bed can change my life. For thirty days, I will make my bed every morning to test the theory.
Four things are obvious:
1. I have no idea how to properly make a bed.
2. I really need to invest in more pillowcases. It’s funny how mismatched pillowcases don’t really bother you until you take a picture of it and throw it willy-nilly on the ole internet.
3. My bedroom is really ugly. Painting it was kinda like putting perfume on a goat. It’s a nice try, but it’s not really going to cut it.
4. While making the bed every day might not change my world, a wide angle lens would at least make it easier to photograph.
Your turn. Do you accept this challenge, or are you already a bed maker?