Make bed

Make bed

Starting each day with a made bed might seem like a small task, but this simple act can set the tone for a productive and orderly day. The habit of making your bed every morning is one that is often recommended by productivity experts, military leaders, and self-help gurus alike, but why is it so beneficial, and how does it impact your daily life?

Making your bed each morning is a way to immediately accomplish a task. This small success can instigate a chain reaction of other productive behaviors because it establishes a tone of efficiency and purpose. It's an act that reinforces the idea that the little things in life matter and that if you can't do the small stuff right, you will struggle with the big things. In essence, a neatly made bed is a visual reminder that you have set your intentions for the day to be structured and disciplined.

Aside from its psychological benefits, the physical aspect of a tidy space can considerably reduce stress and anxiety. A made bed creates a feeling of calm and order in your bedroom, which is often considered a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Entering your room to find a crisp, well-kept bed can offer a sense of serenity, which is incredibly valuable, especially on days when life feels chaotic.

The habit of making your bed also has a way of instilling pride in your environment. It demonstrates respect for your personal space and encourages you to maintain cleanliness throughout other areas of your home. As your bedroom looks more put together, you may find yourself more motivated to keep other parts of your life organized, whether it's your workspace, your schedule, or even your personal goals. The ritual of fixing your bed can become a keystone habit that leads to better habits forming in various dimensions of your life.

Consistency in this practice is key. To make it easier to stick to the habit, consider simplifying your bedding as much as possible. Fewer pillows and complex layers can mean fewer barriers to getting the job done each morning. And remember, it doesn't have to be perfect; what matters is the regular act of taking the time to smooth out your sheets and neaten up your sleeping area.

Embracing the habit of making your bed in the morning can truly make a difference in your everyday life. It may seem small, but it's these small, repeatable actions that can help frame the rest of your day in a positive light. A made bed is more than just aesthetically pleasing; it's a reflection of your commitment to self-care and personal excellence. Start tomorrow morning with this simple task, and watch how it can transform not only your room but also your mindset for the day ahead.


Track your Morning habits

The MyHabits app helps you with tracking this and many other habits related to health, home care and daily routines. Reminders, notification and weekly status reports assist you in getting good habits in and bad habits out.

The MyHabits app will be available for iPhone in early 2024. A version for Android will follow a few weeks later.

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