Did anyone else read "On Top of the Happiness Racket," the article in Sunday's New York Times profiling Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun? I was surprised when I read this tidbit:
Amid the salt spray of erudition, most of her insights turn out to be of the palm-smacking-forehead order. “The No. 1 resolution I keep getting feedback on,” she said, “is ‘Make your bed.’ ” Manageable, she said. First order of the day, getting your life together.Do people NOT make their beds everyday? Grown-ups? I can't imagine not making my bed. Even on the busiest, most hectic days, I take the approximately two minutes to make my bed and fluff the pillows. Maybe this is why I'm a pretty happy person? What about you, do you make your bed every day?
“This is about ordinary happiness,” she added. “I wanted to change my life without making major changes. I wanted to show that you don’t have to do something radical.”