Ten Reasons To Make Your Bed Every Morning

Starting the day as you mean to go on…

It’s the last thing you want to do as you get up in the morning (especially when it’s cold and dark). It seems like the most arduous and unnecessary task as you begin your morning routine to get ready for the day ahead. You can think of more than a handful of reasons why it’s a pointless task. The thirty seconds or so it takes (longer if you have lots of decorative pillows) may feel like a lifetime, particularly when you’re still mid snooze, but starting your day with this small accomplishment is really worth the extra time…

  1. ‘If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day’ — says US Navy Adm. William McRaven. This small and seemingly insignificant task will give you a sense of pride and give you a boost to complete more and more as the day goes on
  2. It creates the power and continuation of good habits — this small task has a positive correlation with overall better productivty and a great sense of wellbeing. It is this small action that can start a chain reaction in aiding more good habits to take shape
  3. It can reduce stress levels — a tidy bed makes for a tidy space. A tidy space makes for a tidy mind and a tidy mind makes for a tidy life…
  4. It can improve sleep quality — According to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, participants who reported regularly making their bed were more likely to say they got a good night’s sleep
  5. It makes your room look cleaner and inviting — you’ll notice an instant improvement in your bedroom appearance when your bed is made. Additionally, it will highlight your bedding, which you probably paid good money for
  6. Eliminates the wrestle with the duvet at the end of the day trying to find which way is the right way up
  7. A made bed prevents you from getting back into it — this will decrease wasting time and encourages you to be more productive
  8. It is a simple reminder that the small things matter
  9. It can be a great mindfulness exercise— any mundane, small task can be a great time to practice mindfulness. The majority of people say they don’t have time to practice this, but by implementing it during these small tasks we establish both a mental and physical connection. As our ‘mindful’ muscle grows, the task however small and inconvenient it is will become more rewarding
  10. Last but not least, there is nothing better than climbing into a nicely made bed at the end of a long day

If you’re somebody that makes your bed every morning then thumbs up, but hopefully this short read will inspire those that don’t to take those extra thirty seconds in the morning to make it… plus, look how nice it looks…