How To Have A Good Day

There's really only one thing you need to do every day to (more or less) ensure that you have a good day. Ready for the big reveal?

Make your goddamn bed. 

Now: Obviously this doesn't actually guarantee that you'll have a good day. It doesn't even guarantee that you won't have the worst day of your life. But what it does guarantee is that you'll start out the morning feeling better about yourself, better about the bedroom, more organized, and overall more ready to "tackle" whatever it is that said day may bring.

I swear by this. So does my sister, and so does Brianna of Little Arrow Studio whose recent Instagram on this very topic prompted me to write this post.

I don't mean this as a rant, but know that making the bed is something I feel so strongly about that I won't leave the room until it's done. And I'm not talking about some slapped together, duvet-pulled-over-the-pillows situation – I'm talking about fully making the bed. Prop the pillows up, straighten that bedspread.

Don't believe me? Try it and tell me that it doesn't affect your mood. It may not, but really it will.

And while we're at it: Open the blinds and turn off the lights – because nothing is more depressing than having the lights on and blinds down during the day. (Like most things, David Sedaris says this best).

This is also something I feel strongly about, and I swear that these small parts of my routine honestly make a huge difference in the way I approach my day. 

Do you have any "everyday ritual"-type things that you have to do? Would love to hear 'em!


Robin Reetz

I’m an expat currently living between London and North Carolina. I'm the Home & Living Editor at Clementine Daily, handle partnerships and more at DesignGood, and create content for folks like Teen Vogue. Also, I love independent designers. Find out more about me here: http://secondfloorflat.com/about-me/