The Weekly Habit: A Modest Proposal

Photo Credit: Brittney Bush

Photo By: Brittney Bush

As you may or may not know, one of my more random side hobbies is collecting good habits. How does one do that, you ask?

Simple, you just decide on a good habit that you want to acquire, then charge yourself with practicing that habit for a certain number of days straight.

So here’s my modest proposal: Why don’t we collect good habits together every week, and on Mondays we’ll check in to see how it all went.

We’ll start off with something that’s light — but nonetheless hard for many of us: Making our Beds. I’m pretty much from the school of only making the bed when company is nigh, but I think that I might be doing myself a disservice. I love coming home to a made bed, but in the past a made bed has meant that either our housekeeper had finished his bi-weekly cleaning or that I was staying in a hotel room.

But c’mon, it doesn’t always have to be like that. In the morning, you could make your bed and even leave yourself a little mint on the pillow for when you get home at night. And in the early evening you could turn down the covers, so that your bed is nice and welcoming when you climb in at night. Basically you’d be giving yourself five-star bed treatment.

However, it doesn’t have to be this romantic. You could always just make your bed every morning. And after 7 days, bam, you’re done, good habit collected.

This Week’s Habit:
Make your bed every morning

What You’ll Need:
A Bed

Some chocolate mints for your pillow.

Start Date:
Tuesday, September 9th

End Date:
Monday, September 15th

Side Note Warning:
If you’re coupled up, you might have to get your S.O. to form this good habit with you, depending on your start times.

Good Habit Forming!