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So let’s be honest, sometimes, we all need a win. Personally, I used to never make my bed. Ever. Like, may only once in a grand ol’ while when I would have a new friend over my house. 

I remember coming home after a long day of high school, I would climb into my messy bed covered in pillows and blankets. Although it would be a comfortable mess, it’s still a mess nonetheless. 

Last year, at the beginning of my sophomore year, fall semester, I decided to make my bed every morning, or at least to the best of my ability. Coming back to my room in between classes or after a long day of craziness, it was such a nice relief having a clean and freshly made bed awaiting me to climb on in. 

Fast forward to now, the start of my junior year, fall semester, I didn’t even realize it, but I’m so accustomed to making my bed when I first wake up. I’ve been making my bed each and every morning for an entire year– without even thinking about it. 

Although, today was different. I woke up, thinking I didn’t have class when indeed I did. So, naturally, I jumped out of bed (without making it), threw on clean clothes, and ran out the door. When I came back to my room after class, I walked in the door and just stared at my bed. It looked like it wasn’t even mine, in the weirdest way. I instantly made it and felt so. Much. Better.

After smoothing out the top throw blanket that goes on my bed (I have two, of course) I remembered why I had been making my bed religiously for so long. I read somewhere online that it takes 21 days to make a habit, and I wanted to see if that was true. 

I used to never make my bed… unless I really had to. But now, after those 21 days, which quickly turned into 365+ days, it’s true. All it takes is 21 days, and it’s the best way to start my morning. 

I know that no matter how my day goes, or what challenges are thrown at me, that at least I have a win for the day: I made my bed.

Selia Potas

Endicott '23

Hi friends! My name is Seal, I'm currently the President of Her Campus, and I'm so excited you're here!! I'm a junior art education major with a concentration in secondary education and a minor in creative arts therapy at Endicott College in Beverly, MA!
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