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EXERCISE: Make your own bed

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Finally giving moms the right excuse to make their sons & daughters to make their beds

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Making the bed is incredibly important because it is a KEYSTONE HABIT: small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives.

[ If you want to know more about the habit loop check out this other article HERE]

In architecture, a “keystone” is the stone that sits in the center of an arch and helps to interlock all of the other stones in place, while bearing the least amount of weight. If someone were to remove the keystone, the arch would fall apart.

Likewise, a keystone habit is a fundamental part of any healthy habit routine.

So, essentially, keystone habits lead to the development of other good habits. They start a chain effect in your life that produces a number of positive outcomes. There are some habits that you can incorporate into your daily life that will simply make it easier to succeed in other areas of your life as well.

Now, not all keystone habits are positive. Think about the negative impacts that could happen if you started drinking a six-pack of beer every night. Your physical health, mental health, relationships, and career would all probably suffer as a result.

But the positive ones are as powerful!

Once a small win has been accomplished, forces are set in motion to favor another small win.

If you make your bed you start your day by fulfilling your first task and you’ll be ready to accomplish more. You will also find a nice and clean bed when you come back home from a terrible day.

Stay curious, Mindset Lab. Family!

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