Think you are too busy to make your bed in the morning?
Those two minutes before you head out the door can make an enormous impact on your day. Here's why:
1. Set up your day
The simple task of making your bed in the morning means you have already achieved one small feat of the day, helping you keep on keeping on. Naval Admiral William McRaven says:
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 another task and another.
2. Increases productivity
Making your bed is a 'keystone habit' – the act of performing this habit can kickstart a chain of other good behaviours, promoting a sense of well-being and stronger skill sets. When we develop strong keystone habits this can increase our productivity in all areas of our lives.
3. Better night's sleep
Making your bed each morning can help regulate stress and your mood, key culprits of a sleepless night. Having a freshly made bed, can create a sense of tranquillity, helping you unwind after a long day.
4. Tidy Room, Tidy Mind
A neat clutter-free bedroom helps to put your mind at ease during the day and before bed. Tidy rooms are known to foster a sense of clarity and promote pride that will follow you all day.
Having made your bed in the morning shows you care about yourself and your home. When we have a little self-love in our days this can boost our moods. After a long day, nothing is better than coming home to a nicely-made bed.
For more ways to transform your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary, check out our Sleep Cleanse eBook.