Do you make your bed? Every day? 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…
Today’s episode is a goldmine of info and transitional vignette ideas!
Today is HOME STYLE SATURDAY. We are digging into our archives and bringing the best of our blogs to you! Today is a must read! It just might start a lifelong habit of success!
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Today we are in one of my guest rooms. And I’m showing off a little early fall decor.
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 decoratively challenged and very very practical (thank heaven he has me)! 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!
But he is soooooo amazing in a zillion other ways!
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 JUMP INTO AT NIGHT
There 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 IS 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 halfway (her really used a much saucer military term)”. 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 A BED STARTS MY DAY OFF IN THE RIGHT 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 A BED DISPELLS 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!”
HABITS CHANGE LIVES
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 of the discipline of making it has a great payoff!
Good habits add up and making good choices to develop good habits is the key! So MAKE YOUR BED!
See, making your bed each 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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