There are two kinds of people in the world; some that get out of their bed and makes it straight away, plumping the pillows and removing any creases that developed overnight, and some with the ‘there is no point in making my bed, as I will be getting back into it in a few hours’ kind-of attitude.
However, there are plenty of benefits as to why you should be making your bed each morning, and here are 4 of the top reasons:
Start as You Mean to Go On
Once upon a time, William McRaven, former United States Navy officer, said that making your bed is key to getting plenty done throughout the day – starting as you mean to go on. His exact quote is:
“if you make your bed every morning, then you would have accomplished the first task of the day. By the end of the day, that one task will have turned into many tasks completed”.
Making your bed sets the tone for the day and is the first milestone of accomplishments on your to-do list that day.
Creates a Positive Mindset
I for one hate an untidy house, and knowing something is out of place or not done stresses me out a little bit. Having a well-made bed can instantly make your bedroom look cleaner, make things easier to find and promotes a peaceful environment. If this doesn’t lower your stress levels, nothing will!
This was proven in Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project – research found that making your bed actually leads to a happier lifestyle.
The Perfect End to a Day
The most Instagrammable beds usually consist of many pillows (although if you’ve had to click this blog post for justification on why you should actually be making the bed, chances are you won’t be bothered to pick unnecessary pillows up from the floor), a throw and a strong bottom, such as a divan bed base.
There is nothing more satisfying than a bed that looks as though it has been created for an interior magazine cover, right? Nobody wants to come home to an unmade, boring bed with creased sheets. Ew!
A great tip for ensuring that your bed looks as though it was made for a 5* hotel is by using flat sheets rather than sheets with elasticated corners. This way, you’re able to stress the creases from the night before right out, rather than being restricted by the corners.
The average person spends 8 hours a day in bed, whether this is for sleeping, binging on Netflix or just lounging around on a cosy Sunday. Your bed is filled with dead skin cells, that have shred from the skin overnight. As gross as it sounds, you’re probably laying in yours and your partners (if you share a bed) dead skin.
Dead skin cells, and animal hairs if you share a bed with a pet, may cause allergies in the future. Of course, this doesn’t exactly scream comfort and inviting, but in fact the opposite.
When you make your bed each morning, you should give your covers a shake to let these dead skin cells leave the bed and onto the floor. Nothing a quick vacuum won’t pick up!
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