I have a very simple but important question to ask you today… DID YOU MAKE YOUR BED THIS MORNING? If you did various studies have shown that you are more likely to be happier, get a better night’s sleep, be more productive, have a better sense of well-being and stick to a budget better than your non-bed-making counterparts! Yes, it’s true! So kudos to you my bed-making friends! Scientists and psychologists may be able to tell us the benefits of making a bed, but I have some reasons of my own. So, today’s PRACTICALLY SPEAKING is all about why I make my bed every morning…
I make my bed every day because my husband won’t!
For all of Bobby’s countless wonderful and amazing qualities the ability to make a bed is not one of them. If our bed was up to him, we would probably sleep in sleeping bags on the top of a bare mattress! He is a decoratively challenged and very very practical! And nothing… not even things like not using the “decorative show towels” or putting shoes away even if you are going to put them on the nex day… makes less sense to him than making a bed!
An unmade bed makes the whole room look messy!
If my bed is unmade the rest of my room looks messy and unkept. No matter how beautiful a bedroom is, if the bed us unmade all people usually see is the unmade bed. And I’m one of those people!
I have taken time and spent money to have nice bed linens so why do I want them to look like a jumbled mess!
A well-made bed is a joy to climb into at night!
These is something alluring and soothing about pulling down those covers and climbing into a pretty made bed at night. It’s restful! I love that the corners are tucked in tightly so I can kick them out as I settle in!
Getting into an unmade bed and trying to sort out the covers is not my idea of starting a peaceful night’s sleep!
An unmade bed would be a slight to my upbringing!
My mother was and is a gifted homekeeper! I wish I had her love of cleaning and organizing, but alas, that is a gene I did not get from her. Add to that my father’s 23 year career in the military! We had a house that ran like a well-oiled machine! My father’s motto was “Don’t do anything half way”. I cleaned up the military phrase a little, but you know what I mean!
As children, my sister, brothers and I would make our beds every day! No excuses! No passes! We changed our sheets once a week too. Day after day, week after week, year after year! It was ingrained in us.
I am very thankful to my Mom and Daddy for creating this habit in us!
Making my bed starts my day off in a positive direction!
I have a little routine in the morning. Get up, brush teeth, go downstairs, have coffee, do devotions, go upstairs and make the bed. I would probably turn right around after I get up and make the bed but my physical husband says that the bed should air out a bit. Compromise!
Making the bed is the first “chore” I can check off my list every day! And gives me a sense of accomplishment!
Making my bed dispels clutter!
Clutter can invade my home if I’m not careful! And I can’t function or work well surrounded by it! So making my bed is my way of saying, “No clutter allowed!”
And that is especially important now because there are 27 boxes of hardwood flooring laying in stacks around our bedroom waiting for Bobby to install them!
Some habits and disciplines are worth doing!
For me making my bed is more of a discipline than a habit. I don’t do it just because I should do it. I make my bed because the discipline of making it has a great payoff!
See, making your bed each and every morning is a much bigger deal than you probably thought!
Here’s a snippet of a video that is so worth watching! And such a great reason to make your bed every morning!
Now, how about you? Do you make your bed every morning? If not, has this post changed your mind? And, what good habit do you do daily that helps your life in some way? Share it here with us!
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