Tidying up

~Slices of Life~

We all wake up in the morning – unless we work the night shift. Then we go to bed in the morning and wake in the evening.

But despite differing schedules, we all have some sort of beginning to our waking hours each day/night. We all have to wake up. The alternative isn’t pretty. Further, the vast majority of us sleep on a bed, with a pillow and some sort of covers to keep us warm and help us feel secure (at least that’s how it is for me). When our sleepfulness comes to an end, we open our eyes and hop (or drag ourselves) out from under the sheets. (Unless you are part of the 20-something generation that believes top sheets are an unnecessary detail to the bed. It’s a trend. For real.) For most, morning routines ensue as we try to scrub, straighten and brush out the dishevelment that eight hours of dream-filled shut-eye produces.

During this routine, two types of personalities emerge. This pertains to the details you pay attention to first thing in the morning. You probably have habits that involve personal care, but do you also pay homage to your sleeping space (whether it is with or sans top sheet)? There are two types of people in this world: those who make the bed and those who don’t. You are either one or the other, but not both. People who don’t make the bed may be realists who are concerned with time management. If you make your bed in the morning, you are only going to mess it up again at night, making the bed-making process necessary again in about 24-hours. Doing the same thing over and over, day after day may not seem like the best use of time.

I beg to differ. We do lots of things day after day, time after time. Showering. Changing underwear. Eating toast. Charging our phones. Worrying about things we can’t change.

 

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