Monday, July 30, 2012

Do You MakeYour Bed?

Want to know how to be happier? Isn't that why we're here, looking at our minds, dissecting our reactions, dismantling habitual patterns?

Make your bed.

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling book "The Happiness Project," says that making the bed was "the No. 1 most impactful change that people brought up over and over" as she researched her book on inspiring happiness.

What's the magic in pulling up the sheets and smoothing out the duvet?

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
explains how to invoke magic -- or drala -- in your physical environment.
This may be as small and limited as a one-room apartment or as large as a mansion or a hotel. How you organize and care for that space is very important. If it is chaotic and messy, then no drala will enter into that environment.

According to Charles Duhigg, making the bed is a keystone habit, one that "helps other habits to flourish by creating new structures, and they establish cultures where change becomes contagious."

And you probably thought it was pointless.

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