Benefits Of Making Your Bed Everyday
I make the bed every morning as one of my household “duties.” Now, perhaps this task is expected of me, but I also know that it makes me feel better before heading off to work. And it makes me feel better to come home to a neat and clean bed at the end of a long day, instead of a rumpled one. Pretty obvious, right? On the surface, it makes perfect sense why I (and many millions of others) perform this “chore” daily.
But I didn’t realize that the simple act of making the bed just might be the world’s easiest success habit. Not because it automatically brings upon fortune and fame, but primarily because it starts a chain reaction of other productive habits.
Navy Seal William H. McCraven, commander of the forces that led the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, echoed the same sentiment in his 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas. He advised graduates, “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.” So if you want to accomplish something first thing in the morning, set off a chain reaction of other success-building habits, and contribute significantly to your happiness, perhaps start by making the bed and then let the rest fall into place!
And it only takes a couple of minutes. Sounds like a good deal to me. Sweet dreams
Why Should You Make the Bed?
It can help reduce stress and give you peace of mind that you accomplished something in the day.
You’ll have a feeling of accomplishment for the day as it is just beginning. Most folks are not really morning people, but by creating this habit you will have a sense of accomplishment as the day begins.
It is important to have that feeling of productivity, to start your day with the right frame of mind. Most will say this is nothing more than a waste of time, but keeping a tidy environment gives you different aspects of life. A sense of organization if you will. Keeping your cluttered living space clean and tidy can lead to a healthier mindset.
The Importance Of Making Your Bed Everyday
Nonbed makers will say this is just a waste of time, but just taking an extra minute has tremendous psychological benefits. That feeling that no matter what the day brings, at least you accomplished that. That being said, the mental health benefits from a well-made bed help create a mindset, that if you can do this what else can you do? silly I Know. But you would be surprised at how simple it really is to start to clean a cluttered mind and maybe lead to a healthy weight? like weight loss. Most people do not start because they believe that they can not achieve anything. This simple start to the day can break a bad habit and start a healthier one. Create a Balanced life and calm an anxious mind.
How often should you wash your sheets?
This is a question that really depends on the home life and how busy the family is. Most folks will wash their sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. The potential benefits from a clean bed have long been joked about, but there is something very nice to get into a clean environment don’t ya think? As my wife would say it is time to get rid of the bed nasties as she washes the sheets. My wife has always said clean the physical clutter out of your life and you will clean the emotional clutter out as well. There is surprising health benefit’s from clean sheets as well, Ie No dust mites and prevent bed bugs.
The bottom line in this article is to help folks get a sense of organization as they begin their day. This simple act does not take a special type of people, anyone can start this way. Keeping your bedroom space clean is the beginning to greater things in your life. It helps create a positive frame of mind as you start your day. A tidy mind and clean bedsheets, give a person that sense that if they can do this, there is not much else they can not archive.