This idea that making your bed every morning will help you throughout the entire day was first introduced by Us Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven. The idea follows that if the first thing you do when waking up is to make your bed that will start a momentum of accomplishment, you will have completed the first task of the day. This momentum of accomplishment will encourage you to do another basic task which will increase your motivation to do more throughout the day. Doing the more basic tasks in the morning will build up your momentum of accomplishment and give you the motivation needed to complete the harder challenges that might come throughout the day. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right either.
William H. McRaven also argues that making your bed every morning will also reinforce the fact that the little thing in life has a big impact on you. Making your bed every morning will mean that the last thing you notice before going to bed will be the first task that you completed that day. And if by chance you have a terrible day, that made bed will give you the encouragement and motivation before going to sleep to do better tomorrow.