Four or five years ago if you had walked in my bedroom at any given moment you would always see my bed messy and unmade. I didn’t “believe in making the bed”. I thought it was a waste of time, what’s the point if I’m just going to crawl right back in it when I get home anyway? I also, for some odd reason, believed I’d sleep better if I left my bed exactly as it was when I woke up.
Now, I can’t function around the house unless my bed is made. Maybe it’s called “growing up”. Or maybe it’s called “your mother is always right”. Either way, I’ve come to discover the importance of making your bed. And I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned.
  • WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED:
Making your bed allows yourself to “wake up on the right side of the bed” (haha see what I did there). Let me explain, if you wake up and spend the first hour of your day lying in bed then your mind is preparing to lay in bed all day and be lazy. When you get up and make your bed right away your mind knows, “Okay, rest is over. Now it’s time to get the day started.”
  • START THE DAY ON A PRODUCTIVE NOTE:
Making your bed also allows yourself to start the day on a productive note. When making your bed is the very first thing you do when you wake up, you’ve already accomplished a task or a chore within the first 10 minutes of your day. This feels good, which in turn creates a snowball effect and you’ll want to continue to accomplishing everything that needs done.
 “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first
task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will

encourage you to do another task and another and another.” -Admiral McRaven

  • A CLEAN SPACE EQUALS A CLEAN MIND:
If you’re not a clean freak like me then this idea may not apply to you. But I cannot get any work done around the house until my bed is made. And that goes for any area of my house, if something is messy I can’t focus, I can’t concentrate, I can’t enjoy the day until it’s cleaned. This drives Andrew, my boyfriend, a little bit crazy sometimes. For me, a clean space equals a clean mind and it’s so much easier for me to get work done when the house is in an orderly fashion. When my house is put together, I feel more put together.
  •   WHEN THE HOUSE IS PUT TOGETHER, YOU FEEL MORE PUT TOGETHER:
If you’re not a clean freak like me then this first idea may not apply to you. But I cannot get any work done around the house until my bed is made. And that goes for any area of my house, if something is messy I can’t focus, I can’t concentrate, I can’t enjoy the day until it’s cleaned. This drives Andrew, my boyfriend, a little bit crazy sometimes. For me, a clean spaces equals a clean mind and it’s so much easier for me to get work done when the house is in an orderly fashion. When my house is put together, I feel more put together.
The new year has just begun, it’s the perfect time to develop new healthy habits! Let making your bed on the daily be one of them. Test it out, see if it actually makes a positive difference in your day. I know it makes a difference in mine. And let me know your thoughts and opinions!
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