It might be a small accomplishment, but making the bed sets the tone for the entire day.
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.
Here are some other benefits of making your bed in the morning.
It Lowers Your Stress and Improves Your Mood
If you are working on a portfolio piece at home then you might spend a lot of time in your bedroom, and the appearance of your room has an effect on your mood. It’s hard to feel calm, relaxed, competent and grounded when you are surrounded by disorganization.
It Leads to Better Productivity
Daily bed making becomes a keystone habit, something that kick-starts a chain of other good decisions throughout the day, and gives you a sense of taking charge. These keystone habits cumulatively lead to a greater sense of well-being and even happiness.
It creates a positive state of mind as you go to bed.
You’ve had a stressful day and all you can think about is getting to bed. You hope you can get to sleep. You get to your room and it’s just how you left it, a mess!
Now do you recall how you feel when you stay at a hotel? You enter the room and it’s tidy. Right away your mood elevates and you look forward to climbing into the crisply made bed. You can create this mood and setting at home everyday!
Jordan Peterson has a great video on how making your room beautiful can change the world…