When: September 11th
Where: United States
Today, even if its only one day out of the 365 days in a year, you should make your bed. One of the most common questions that parents ask children in regard to their chores, is "did you make your bed.?" If you start to complain about the task and have little motivation, remember these two things, 1. many people in the world don't have a comfortable bed to sleep in and 2. just making your bed looks like you have cleaned your room ( at least 75 % of the way ? lol ).
More productive, it has been reported that 8 out of 10 people who make over $50,000 a year make their bed regularly.
The art of making a bed consist mostly of tightening up the sheets, and aligning the blankets and pillows in a neat fashion. In the military, especially during training endeavors such as basic training, the art of making a bed is heavily scrutinized. During an inspection period an easy way to know if a recruit's bed is made in a satisfactory manner is when a Drill Instructor attempts to bounce a quarter of the top of the bed. If a quarter bounces during the inspection, then it is thought to demonstrate a great example, of a highly organized process of a tight and tidy bed up to military specification, earning a passing passing grade. One of the more memorable motivational speeches in modern history came from Admiral McRaven's University of Texas speech to recent graduates when told them “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. Wise words from a decorated and wise man.