Why You Should Make Your Bed Every Morning

We all like to get our day started off on the right path and we all probably have a morning routine. I actually work night shift so my morning routine technically starts around 3pm but I still have a routine. As a child, I hated making my bed but now as an adult I feel sloppy with an unmade bed. So I make my bed everyday. Making my bed in the morning makes me start out my day feeling productive and gives me a boost to get moving. Here are some reasons why you should be making your bed and how it can improve your life.

  1. Provides a Feeling of Accomplishment
    Making your bed may seem like a small task but doing this everyday gives you a feeling of accomplishment. It only takes a few minutes but it can set a positive tone for the rest of your day and get you feeling motivated to accomplish more. You will feel more inclined to complete more tasks.
  2. Creates a Relaxing Environment
    Your bedroom and bed are a place of rest and it feels great pulling back those covers and getting cozy. A well made bed creates a relaxing and calming environment. Think of it as your retreat. It creates a place to unwind from our hectic days and start fresh all over again the next morning.
  3. Your Bedroom Looks Instantly Cleaner
    Making your bed in the morning is a great way to encourage yourself to tidy up the rest of the room or another part of your house. Even if your bedroom is clean if your bed is a mess the whole bedroom will look like a mess. This is a great way to start developing good habits.

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed… 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. And by the end of the day, that one task completed, will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made, that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”
– William H. McRaven

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