Do you make your bed every morning? If not, you should definitely give it a try. It really changes how you go about your day and makes all the difference when it comes to productivity. Before I come across all preachy, though, let’s be completely honest with each other: As a teenager, I only ever made my bed when I wanted to convince my parents that I was reasonable enough to stay out way past my usual curfew and even today, I slip up every now and again. Whenever I make my bed first thing in the morning, though, it brings nothing but positive effects and here’s why
You’ve accomplished something before you’ve started the day
Making your bed as soon as you get up means that you’ve made an accomplishment before you’ve even started your working or school day. It gives you a sense of pride and encourages you to tackle other tasks on your to-do list that quickly add up throughout the day.
It makes your bedroom look more attractive
This might be an obvious one, but making your bed definitely makes your bedroom more organised and visually attractive. Of course, this won’t happen if you’re bedding consists of an eclectic mix of different duvet covers and pillowcases but Julian Charles has you covered. They stock gorgeous bedding sets in lots of different styles and sizes, so you can transform your bedroom into a calm and organised oasis without breaking the bank. A great idea to assure quality sleep is to take inspiration from wintery colours such as cool green or blue tones. I’ve done this when setting the theme for my bedroom and now it doesn’t only guarantee a good night’s sleep, it also reminds me of the glaciers we visited in Iceland last year.
A made bed makes happy
I don’t know about you but whenever I’m staying in a hotel, I get ridiculously excited about jumping into bed and apparently, the same thing happens when you make your bed in the morning and come home to it in the evening. In fact, Psychology Today claims that those of us who make their bed every morning are generally happier than non-bed makers. We enjoy our jobs more, work out more regularly and get more sleep. I’m not sure how accurate the last points are but maybe I’m the exception when it comes to exercise and sleep!
It creates healthy habits
Let’s face it making your bed every morning isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but if you stick to it, you’re creating a habit and a healthy one at that. And if it’s a habit that brings you happiness, it’s likely that you’ll find it easier to create other healthy habits like eating healthily or committing to a gym routine, too. That’s a pretty cool incentive, don’t you think?
Your sheets and pillows will thank you
Making your bed every morning doesn’t only raise productivity and happiness, straightening your sheets and fluffing your pillows also makes your linens look clean and fresh for longer.
Hands on heart, do you make your bed every morning?