There are many bountiful benefits from making your bed everyday. Strange, but true, statistics say making your bed every day allows your brain to start functioning in an organized manner. You are accomplishing a goal immediately as you rise, and it will set the tone for the rest of your day. I started the habit of making my bed daily, as a child something instilled in me by my mother.
There is also a connection to happiness; it makes me feel more "on top of things" and more organized which probably bleeds into other parts of my life. I think this ritual gives you the feeling that if you can stop and do that one small thing that may seem tedious, you can take the time for other organizational tasks you might be inclined to put off. You will realize it's not so bad to just do it, and it takes a mere minute or two. The same time you might spend perusing status updates on Facebook! It also definitely makes your bed a more inviting place at the end of each day.
Another way to look at bed making as a ritual, is to use clearing clutter and organizing your home as an example of your goal. In order to promote simple change, you could ask yourself, "What is the smallest step I can lovingly take to create an organized home?" Maybe it's just making your bed everyday and bringing "love energy" to the task as an added purposeful benefit. As you make your bed, envision you and maybe your partner in a cozy embrace while sending them loving thoughts.
11 benefits of making your bed
• It gives you a sense of accomplishment first thing every morning. You completed a small task that sets you up for a productive day and you have an aesthetically pleasing place to return to at the end of it.
• It's a great habit to model for your children who should also make their beds.
• It's a great way to show off your bedding, which you probably paid good money for.
• When you regularly make your bed, you develop a routine of discipline that will spill over into other areas of your life.
• Making your bed prepares you for a reward. You see, once you pull back the covers you give yourself the present of a well made bed. If you fail to make your bed, then all you have is a jumbled mess that leaves you with no surprise.
• It creates a calm, less chaotic environment.
• It prevents dust and dirt from getting under the covers.
• A made bed provides a great surface for folding laundry or other tasks.
• It instantly de-clutters your room, even if there is a bunch of clutter in the closet and under the bed.
• If your bed is not made, it easier to slip back into bed when you feel drowsy during the day.
• It doubles as a couch. Arrange your bed so that your pillows are in the middle of the bed (like the image posted with this article) for back support.
I Hope this article has made you examine your bed making habits. Enjoy.