If you make your bed every morning you have accomplished the first task of the day, which gives you a small sense of pride that is an encouraging way to start off the day. Making your bed in the morning reinforces the fact that little things in life matter and make all the difference (Taliaferro, 2019).
A lot of investment goes into a beautiful bedroom, why not take care of your belongings? Fluffing your pillows, straightening out the duvet and sheets will reduce wrinkles and help them keep their original shape. When the bed is made is also enhances the rest of the bedroom, making the rest of the room appear styled and tidy, starting off the day with a clean slate (Restonic, 2019).
Clutter and disorder can make falling asleep harder, if the mind is thinking about all the chores that need to be done, it can cause disturbed sleep and daytime drowsiness. Positive mental health is attributed to a tidy bedroom as it affects your mood and creates a calming subtle vibe of tranquillity and competence. A made bed shows that you care about yourself and your home, and that feeling of being cared for helps lift your mood and lighten your emotional burdens (Ullman, 2019).
Form a Habit
Forming the habit of making your bed every morning eliminates any chance of the evening struggle of having to half make your bed just before you topple on in. According to Charles Duhigg, daily bed making becomes a keystone habit, something that kickstarts a chain of other good decisions throughout the day, and it gives you a sense of taking charge. Ultimately leading to a greater sense of well-being and stronger skillset (Duhigg and Chamberlain, 2012).
Open a Window
Opening a window first thing in the morning allows day-light to enter the room which sends signals to the brain that lets the brain know that it’s the morning and it’s time to wake up. Fresh air is also beneficial to help you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated (Curtis, 2019).
Change your view of making your bed, from a chore to a gift to yourself, so you can look forward to climbing into crisp sheets after a long day. Few things match the pure pleasure of climbing into a smoothly made bed with a lightly plumped pillow after a hectic day.
Wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated to reclaim you amazing every day!