5 reasons to make your bed every morning
Making your bed can be a chore reserved for changing the bedsheets, but those who make the bed every morning may have more of a reason than just liking things neat and tidy. We believe making your bed can kickstart a fantastic day ahead, and here are five reasons why:
It can help maintain your bedding
Straightening out your duvet and sheets each day will help iron out any wrinkles, while fluffing your pillows and cushions can help them keep their shape. It is much better for your bedding to look after it properly rather than leaving it all scrunched up from your night’s sleep (we’ve all done it!), with pillows askew and throws and cushions scattered about your bedroom floor. There can also be dead skin cells and other nasties on your sheets, such as pet hair if you sleep with a furry friend, and this can be shaken off each morning while making your bed.
It can be a gateway to healthy habits
A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that if you make your bed in the morning you will be 19% more likely to have a good night’s sleep, and it can also help you fall asleep faster. Once making your bed each morning comes naturally to you as part of your daily routine, other healthy and positive habits may form as a result. In his book, The Power of Habit, journalist Charles Duhigg explains that forming small habits such as making your bed and developing them into a routine, can form further positive habits like cooking more, and can even create skills like sticking to a budget.
It will help keep the rest of your home tidy
Having a neat and perfectly made bed will make your entire bedroom look tidy, and you will be therefore more inclined to keep any clutter in your room at bay, leading to an organised and clean space to chill, sleep and relax. New York Times bestselling author on happiness, Gretchen Ruben says that your bed is a symbol of yourself, and if your bed feels orderly, it makes your life feel this way too. Therefore, making your bed can have an impact on your state of mind and even reduce stress, and as the saying goes, ‘tidy room tidy mind’!
It can make you feel happier
Your bed will look much more inviting to jump into on an evening, and will feel much more comfortable too. If you have had a particularly bad or stressful day, then coming home to a freshly made bed that you can get straight into will lift your mood and could even give you the feeling that tomorrow will be much better. According to Psychology Today, 71% of those who make their bed consider themselves to be happy, while just 38% of people who don’t say the same. People who make their bed were also found to be more likely to enjoy their jobs as well as exercise more.
It can lead to a more productive day
If you view making your bed as a task, then you can tick one daily goal off before you even leave your bedroom. This can set the tone for the rest of your day, bringing positive vibes and a motivated mindset, for whatever each day will have in store for you. According to Navy SEAL William McRaven, achieving this accomplishment will give you a small sense of pride and encourage you to fulfil more tasks throughout the day, which in turn makes you more productive and successful.
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