Making my bed is one of those things that I never thought twice about. It was one of those things that I thought was pointless. Why make your bed when you’re just going to get back to it later? I then came across a video which said making your bed can change your life, I decided to give it a try. It turns out that making your bed is more than just a way to keep your room clean–it’s actually a keystone habit that can have a ripple effect on all aspects of your life. Here is how making my bed changed my life.
5 Ways making my bed changed my life
Starting your day with a small win
We all know the feeling of satisfaction that comes from completing a small task. Whether it’s crossing an item off your to-do list or ticking a box on your daily checklist, there’s no denying the boost of motivation that comes from taking one step closer to your goal. That’s why starting your day with a small win like making your bed can give you a sense of control and accomplishment. first thing in the morning. It is a quick and easy task, which can help you feel confident and motivated to tackle the rest of the day.
Helps you keep the rest of your room tidy and clean
Making your bed each morning may seem like a small task, but it can actually have a big impact on your overall sense of order and tidiness. When you make your bed, you are starting the day with a clean slate. Your bedroom is clean and inviting, and it sets the tone for the rest of your room. When I started making my bed it forced me to put my clothes away and keep the rest of the room organized. I found that I was much less likely to leave clothes on the floor or allow other items to pile up when my bed was made.
Helps you create better habits
Habits are contagious. When you make your bed each morning, you are more likely to stick to other healthy habits throughout the day. Once you create the habit of making your bed, it becomes easier to develop other good habits. I found that once I started making my bed, I developed other habits. For example, I was more likely to pack my lunch the night before and lay out my clothes for the next day. These small changes in my daily routine made a big difference in my overall productivity and well-being.
Gives you a sense of pride
When you take the time to make your bed each morning, you are taking pride in your appearance and your home. This sense of pride can carry over into other areas of your life. I found that when my bed was made, I was more likely to put effort into other aspects of my day like my appearance and my work. Making my bed gave me a sense of accomplishment and made me feel good about myself, which in turn motivated me to do more with my day
Can help you sleep better
Research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that people who make their bed are more likely to report getting a good night’s sleep. This is likely because a made bed is more inviting and comfortable than an unmade bed. When your bed is neatly made, it can help you relax and fall asleep more easily. I have found this to be true in my own life. After a long day, I am more likely to crawl into a made bed and drift off to sleep quickly.
How I got in the habit of making my bed
To be honest this wasn’t an easy task to turn into a habit. I came across an article where it said it takes 21 days to form a habit. I decided why not add a new ritual to my routine and do it for 30 days. There were multiple different things I could do like making my bed or writing 3 things I was grateful for.
I decided that for the next 30 Days I would make my day every day without fail. It was extremely difficult initially, and I even missed a day or two. I realized that it was okay if I missed a day, I just had to stay motivated throughout. I am happy to say that after 30 days, I made my bed every day without fail, and it has become a part of my daily routine.
30-Day Challenges are the best way to get started
A lot of people talk about how important it is to make your bed every day, but it can be tough to stick to that resolution. That’s where 30-day challenges come in. When you’re trying to establish a new habit, it’s helpful to have a specific goal in mind. A 30-day challenge gives you a set timeframe to focus on making your bed every day. And because it’s a short-term commitment, it’s not as daunting as trying to make a permanent change. Plus, you can use the challenge as an opportunity to try out different bed-making techniques and find what works best for you. So if you’re looking for a way to get started on making your bed every day, a 30-day challenge is the perfect solution.
Start making your bed now and see your life change
This task may seem pointless and tedious but trust me it takes a few minutes every morning and can have a big impact on your day-to-day life. Prior to this challenge, my room would be extremely messy and clothes were all over the place. Once I started making my bed, I managed to keep my room neat and tidy as well. It also helped me develop other good habits and motivated me to do more with my day. If you are looking for a small change that can make a big difference, start making your bed each morning. You will be surprised at how much it can improve your life!
Give it a try and see for yourself how making your bed can change your life for the better.
P.S. I challenge you to make your bed every day for the next 30 days and see how it changes your life.
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