The Benefits of Making Your Bed Every Day

The many reasons why doing this simple chore can improve your whole life

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

September 11, 2021

You may not always want to do it when you wake up but making your bed every morning actually has some real benefits. Here are reasons for making yours a habit.

Starts Your Day Off Right
You can’t control how your day goes, but you can control how it starts. Making your bed helps set the mood on a positive note. Don’t worry about waking up on the wrong side of the bed, as long as it’s made.

Increases Productivity
Making your bed every morning can foster a tone of productivity throughout the rest of the day and help you tackle all the other tasks that lay ahead. Checking one thing off your list in the morning gives you a little momentum to keep going.  

Keeps Things Tidy
Your bed is the focal point of the room. If it’s a mess, then the whole room will likely follow in a domino effect. Attending to your bed first thing in the morning can help promote keeping the rest of the space in order. If you have a nicely made bed, it encourages you to keep everything else tidy too.

Reduces Stress
Nothing may be more stressful than coming home to a room in disarray. Knowing your bed is neatly made at home can allow your mind to be decluttered during the day. And then coming home and peeling back the covers to finally rest at night should be the ultimate feeling of relaxation.

Improves Sleep
Not only will you be less likely stressed, but you may actually get more rest as well. A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that people who make their bed every day or almost every day are 19% more likely to have a good night’s sleep every day or almost every day.

Builds Better Habits
They say it takes about two months of doing something for it to become a habit. Making your bed is something you can do in a few minutes every day to help build that habit-forming muscle. Once you conquer your bed, you can move on to bigger healthy lifestyle changes you want to make.  

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