Why You Should Make Your Bed

I know you are probably tired and rushed in the morning. I know that making the bed doesn’t seem very important. But here are five solid reasons why you should consider taking the time to complete this small task:

Making the Bed Sets the Tone for Your Day

Taking a few minutes to tidy your bedding and pillows will make you feel like you have already accomplished something before you have even left your home. “Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget,” says Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit.

Making the Bed Teaches Your Children a Good Habit

Practicing the daily habit of making the bed will role model good behavior to your little ones. Observing this small action will teach your kids to treat their things with respect and take care of their personal spaces.

Making the Bed is a Form of Self Care

When I come home from a long day, there is nothing better than collapsing into a beautifully made bed with a good book or magazine.  Think of making the bed as a gift you can give yourself.

Organized Bedroom with Marlo Bed from Room and BoardMaking the Bed Lowers Your Stress

A tidy, uncluttered space can be very calming. Think about how good it feels to check into a nice hotel. Why not create a relaxing sanctuary in your own home? You get to decide how your space looks and feels – make it feel as lovely and restorative as possible!

Making the Bed Can Make A Messy Room Look Instantly Tidy

In most bedrooms the bed takes up the single largest percentage of space. So, just by pulling your covers up and fluffing a few pillows, your room will look instantly more pulled together and polished.

You deserve it! Why not put in a little added effort each morning and see if making the bed leads to better habits, greater productivity, and an increased feeling of well-being at the end of your day?

photo credit // styling by shira gill home

 

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