Hey – make your bed!

One small but mighty thing you can do every single day that can transform your life is to make your bed every morning.

Sure, there are loads of excuses not to:

  • I’d rather just have the extra five minutes in bed.
  • It’ll just be unmade again later when I get back in.
  • If I leave it, Mam might make it.
  • No one is going to see it today anyway.

Okay, we hear you, valid points indeed. But hear us out. A quick pillow plump and duvet shake will take you two minutes, tops. And there are so many benefits!

Number One: It starts your day on the right foot

And starting your day on the right foot sets the tone for the rest of the day. In his commencement speech in the University of Texas in 2014 (look it up), Naval Admiral William McRaven said:

“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.

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 little things in life matter.”

I tried it, and you know what? It really does work.

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Number Two: It encourages you to keep the whole room tidy

Even if your entire floor is covered in socks, tanning mitts and shoes, if your bed is made, it’s an instant improvement. Maybe when you start with the bed, you’ll be inspired to pick up some of the other clutter. Before you know it, you’ve organised your whole wardrobe.

Your bedroom should be your safe place, your sanctuary. Try your best to keep it Zen-like, and not so zoo-like.

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Number Three: It makes you more productive

You might not believe this – it’s just a bed, right? Well, yes, it is only a bed. But starting one good habit can kick-start a chain of other good habits and decisions, which can help you to feel more in control of your life. And that in turn increases your well-being and overall happiness.

All because you took two minutes to pull up your duvet? Yes, indeed.

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So, start making your bed and before you know it your life will be transformed. (Probably. Okay, maybe.) You can thank us later!

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