Why You Should Always Make Your Bed
I’m a little OCD on the subject of making beds.
I don’t like the task but for me having an unmade bed is like having a scratch I cannot itch.
There are really sound reasons for a daily bed making habit.
Surprisingly there’s a lot of research on how making a bed makes you a happier, more productive person.
I think it comes down to the fact that small steps can make big changes.
When you really get this concept, big changes happen with a little effort.
Here’s some research about making your bed
A survey by Hunch.com found that 59% of people don’t make beds but 27% of people do.
The survey also showed there is a big difference in happiness between bedmakers and non bedmakers. The survey revealed
- 71% of bedmakers are happy
- 62% or bedmakers are unhappy
Bedmakers are more likely to like their jobs, run a home, exercise regularly and feel well rested.
It seems that other writers agree with this idea
“Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, greater sense of well-being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget. It’s not that …a tidy bed causes better grades or less frivolous spending. But somehow those initial shifts start chain reactions that help other good habits that take hold” believes Charles Duhigg, who wrote The Power of Habit.
Gretchen Rubin “The Happiness Project” states that” making the bed” is the number one most impactful change that people brought up over and over.
Karen Miller, wife mother and Zen Priest author of Hand wash Cold Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life likes to say ” state of your bed is the state of your head.”
Which may be a very scary thought… but take on a challenge. Make your bed every day and see if you are happier and more productive.