Habit #1 of 52: Make My Bed
Make your bed (properly) each morning.
Sounds too simple, doesn’t it. Making your bed is a simple activity that you will skip because there are better things to do. Besides who else is going to see it other than you and the other people and pets you live with?
Making your bed is not that simple.
Except, everyone who already does make their beds daily thinks that making your bed is simple. On the days when it is not done they feel like something is off. That is because making their bed is an expected activity in their life.
What Makes Something Simple?
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius.
I have been wondering lately what makes activities simple and easy.
As I start my journey of adding one more simple habit to my life every week for the next 52 weeks, knowing what makes something simple can help me. It can help me understand why I do not already have these good habits in my life.
Things that make something easy:
- Tools required
- Skills required
- Support and advice from others
There are so many factors involved in simplicity that is not easy to define. To make it worse it also comes down to what the topic is and what you think is easy and complex.
For instance, are we talking about how to change a light bulb in a desk lamp or the light inside of a lighthouse?
How to Make Something Simpler
The only way to make an activity simpler is to learn.
You can argue no. Claiming the only way is to remove the extra unnecessary parts.
But think about it. For you to know what is fluff and what is essential you have to learn. The way we all learn is through experience and asking questions.
As you learn to do something it becomes simpler because of experience and you training your mind on how…