Episode #6 Make Your Bed
Taking care of the little things in life creates order and rhythm that empowers us to take care of the big things. This week Dr. Michael Brown has an insightful back and forth with his son, Logan Brown, about the profound impact of establishing simple, healthy routines.
Making your bed is a metaphor for daily decisions, daily routines that transform our lives.Dr. Michael Brown
- When our rooms are cluttered, it is a sign that our minds are probably cluttered too.
- Making a bed monthly requires more time and energy than making a bed daily.
- Without daily routines, we are at risk for living life based only on our momentary desires.
- A bed well-made sets the stage for a morning well-spent, and a morning well-spent sets the stage for a day well-lived.
- Making our beds helps us to organize our minds, our days, and our lives.
- Small choices matter because they are springboards for big choices.
- Make your bed every day for 21 days in order to create a habit.
- Control the small things in your life when you feel overwhelmed by the big things.
- Take responsibility for the organization of your life, regardless of your natural tendencies or personality traits.
In This Episode
Live With Less
What does it look like to live against the grain in a world that is focused on collecting more, more, and more? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and recovering people-pleaser Amy Seiffert discuss how reducing the clutter in our lives and hearts allows us to make room for whatever is most important.
Establish A Routine
If asked for a list of exciting words, few of us are likely to include the word routine. Listen in this week as Casey Greenawalt and Dr. Michael Brown unpack a counterintuitive secret to avoiding a mundane existence: creating everyday rhythms and rituals can actually make our days anything but ordinary.
Eliminate The Distractions
The average American checks their phone over 300 times per day – more often than every 5 minutes! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Shawn Cramer empathize with our addiction to distraction and describe the pathway to a life of focus and purpose.