Habit #1 of 52: Make My Bed

52 Habits to Change My Life

Rebecca Scott
5 min readJun 22, 2022
Photo by Conner Baker on Unsplash

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:

  • Clarity
  • Tools required
  • Skills required
  • Time



Rebecca Scott

I’m a student of life, Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug and share my journey to where I am going.