8 Convincing Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day
We are all guilty, at one time or another, of making excuses like lack of time when fixing our beds in the morning. While it's preferable to snooze for five more minutes, making your bed has many surprising benefits.
You don't have to go through the GRWM "get ready with me" type of bedding arrangement routine to get this done. In fact, you might need a minute or two to freshen up your bed. You might even enjoy creating a Pinterest-worthy bedding arrangement once you establish this habit. From the simple fluffing of pillows to smoothing your bed sheets and comforter, here are some interesting benefits of making your bed every day!
It Helps You Start Your Day Right
Notice that you feel refreshed and excited to do more after making your bed? The simple act of arranging your bedding gives you an instant sense of accomplishment, as if you'd ticked off one of your day-to-day tasks, thus encouraging you to achieve more. This is the opposite of the belief that making your bed steals away your precious morning energy. If you want to begin your day on the right foot, make sure to fix your bed before preparing or going down for breakfast.
Tip: Time is precious, especially during busier days. Investing in fitted sheets can help you make and maintain an orderly bedding arrangement as they hold the mattress better.
It Encourages Productivity
One good decision in the morning encourages a series of effective decisions. This means when you start your day moving, you will develop the drive to get things done the whole day. Besides, you will have more space to think and reflect on your tasks if your room is well organised. This can also help you be mindful of the little things that matter.
It Persuades You to Tidy Up Your Whole Room
So your bed looks really fresh and organised. What's next? Making a clean bed a habit will eventually motivate you to keep the rest of your room cosy and beautiful. When working on your bedding, you might notice all the hidden clutter underneath your bed frame. You may also need to do your laundry and refresh the nightstand sitting beside your bed. When you get into a productive mode, you'll enjoy doing more chores that you hadn't given much thought to before. Developing this habit leads to a more relaxing bedroom sanctuary.
It Gives You a Mood Boost
Generally, the appearance of your room affects your mood. Imagine leaving your house with all your pillows and blankets mixed up or coming home to a chaotic bed space. Or let's say you're working at home in your bedroom. The unsightly bed will surely add to your stress.
Let's take this the other way around. Imagine making your bed before going out, knowing that you'll come home to a refreshing space. Studies show that your environment can affect how you feel inside. We experience good days, better days, and not-so-good days, but whatever your mood is, keeping your personal space tranquil is undoubtedly priceless.
It Helps Improve Your Sleep
How can making your bed in the morning help you sleep better at night? It could be because your bed feels cleaner, because you feel better after completing a chore, or because an organised space brings you peace of mind. Experts agree that having an evening ritual can improve our sleep quality. Coming home to a bedroom conducive to resting helps ease your mind, lowers the stress level built up throughout the day, and gives you more time to prepare before going to bed. So, while the additional five minutes of sleep matter, the minutes you spend making your bed also make a big difference to your health and lifestyle. As we mentioned earlier, making your bed in the morning starts a series of good decisions.
Tip: Your pillow material matters for improving your sleep quality. When shopping for pillows, make sure to consider your sleeping position and comfort preference to find the best material for your sleep.
It Helps Prevent Bug and Dust Mite Infestations
Another reason you might not be sleeping at ease is the seemingly endless allergic reactions when lying in bed. Studies show that untidy beds are more prone to bug infestation and allergen build-up. Making your bed every day can help you get rid of dirt and dust that may stick to your mattress if left unattended. More so, making your bed regularly will give you the chance to fluff your pillows and spot stains on your bedding so you can easily get them cleaned. Smoothing out your bedding accessories instead of tossing them anywhere will also help maintain their quality.
Tip: When buying a mattress or bedding, look for products with anti-dust mite, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
It Gives You a Feeling of Accomplishment
Going back to when we were kids, we got a sense of accomplishment and independence after successfully making our beds. This is still true for our adult selves. Imagine the fulfilment of seeing your whole room tidy and well-kept before you leave the house. Imagine checking one of the items on your to-do list right after waking up. This simple task will set a domino effect for completing other simple and even complicated tasks. This is because making your bed serves as your initial mental and muscular exercise.
A Well-Made Bed Makes Your Whole Room Look Presentable
Who doesn't want to sleep in a well-kept bedroom with the most supportive mattress and cosiest bedding accessories? Unless you want to stay in a messy, musky room. Making your bed for five minutes a day can instantly make your bedroom tidier and more pulled together. Seeing your pillows in the right places and your blankets in good condition will instantly give your tired bedroom a style boost.Whether you are into aesthetically pleasing bedrooms or prefer a simpler place to sleep and rest, you will surely enjoy a cohesive bedroom. Plus, lying on a clean, well-made bed is very refreshing!
Developing good habits can help build a good sense of well-being and ignite productivity. Making your bed every day is one of the good habits that we should cultivate to prepare ourselves better for bigger tasks. If not as a morning duty, you can also treat this chore as a preventative measure for going home to an untidy room.
Try a One Month Challenge
If you are still not sold on making your bed every morning, give yourself a month to see the benefits. This doesn't mean you won't miss a day. You might, because you're still trying to get the hang of it. But once you develop this habit, you will notice how making your bed every day can significantly make you feel more refreshed and in control.