Messy Bed, Messy Head: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Make Your Bed Every Day [2024]

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“Make your bed!” During my adolescent and teenage years, I often argued with my mother about the importance of making my bed. I used to question her, asking why I needed to make my bed if I was going to sleep in it again in 16 hours. Although my mom probably explained the reasoning behind it, I had selective hearing and didn’t listen. Looking back, I realize that she was right about the significance of opening doors, pulling out chairs, doing chores, and making my bed. As your brother and friend, I urge you to listen to me and make your bed. Before going to bed, please take a moment to read the following five reasons why making your bed every day can help you improve your life.

#1 Making my bed helped cement my daily discipline

Have you ever heard the saying, “Messy bed, messy head?” This concept suggests that the state of your bed in the morning reflects your mindset for the day. Though it may not resonate as strongly as childhood reprimands, I urge you to consider it as an adult. Making your bed only takes a few minutes each day, a small task when compared to the time we often waste on our phones or social media. Your sheets, blankets, and pillowcases don’t have to look like they belong in a magazine ad, but tidiness should be the goal. By taking those few minutes to make your bed, you’ll start your day off on the right foot, with a sense of accomplishment and a clear mind. So, tomorrow morning, don’t skip this small but impactful task – make your bed and see the positive effects it has on your day.

Making my bed has transformed my life. It was the first step I took in my journey of self-improvement, and it led to me being more organized in other areas of my life, such as keeping my car clean and improving my living space. Over time, my car became less chaotic and my bedroom no longer looked like a disaster zone. Making my bed felt like a refreshing start to my day, and I began to take pride in improving every bit of my living space. I now view it as a reflection of who I am as a person. By incorporating work reminders, calendars, organizers, and storage bins, I have become more productive throughout the day. Small changes led to a more disciplined approach to life. I am not obsessed, but rather, dedicated to my self-improvement journey.

#2 A clean bed encourages a clean living space

By leaving your bed undone, you risk tossing your freshly washed clothes directly onto the mattress, or worse, adding dirty clothes to the pile. But, if you take the time to make your bed and prepare it for the day, you’ll find it easier to put your clothes away in the closet or dresser, or come up with an alternative solution. So, take a few minutes each morning to make your bed and set yourself up for a more organized and efficient day.

Here’s a tip if you are tired of seeing your clothes scattered all over the bed because you can’t find the motivation to put them away: Consider investing in a foldable laundry basket or bin to keep your clothes in. A laundry basket that’s kept upright or stored in the closet looks more organized and presentable, which can help motivate you to keep your room tidy. Plus, it’s an easy way to add a touch of style and elegance to your bedroom. Try it out and see the difference it can make.

#3 May inspire home improvement

Transform your living space with a simple daily habit – making your bed. A well-made bed can elevate the overall appearance of your home, just like a good pair of shoes can complete an outfit. It brings everything together and can even inspire you to upgrade other aspects of your sleep space, such as adding new accent furniture, buying new pillowcases, or investing in luxurious bedsheets. Spending just 2-3 extra minutes each day to organize your bed can inadvertently improve your sense of style and turn you into a savvy home decorator. Don’t underestimate the power of this small habit – it can have a big impact on your home and your life.

#4 You start to associate your bed with good sleep

Have you ever considered that a clutter-free bed can help declutter your mind? You might not realize it, but having a tidy bed to lay down on at night can subconsciously help you feel more at ease and relaxed. In contrast, a messy bed can encourage you to use it for non-sleep activities, which isn’t ideal if you want to train your mind and body to get a good night’s rest. Always remember that your bed is not a workspace or a stressful environment. Prioritizing a clutter-free bed will not only help you sleep better but also promote a more peaceful and tranquil state of mind.

Keeping your bed clean and organized can have a significant impact on your productivity and overall well-being. By doing so, you set yourself up for success, helping to reduce the temptation to spend countless hours mindlessly scrolling on your phone or laptop. By viewing your bed as a reward for a productive day, rather than a place to be lazy, you will be able to maintain a positive mindset and rest easy knowing that you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. So take charge of your day by taking care of your bed, and you’ll be well on your way to getting a great night’s sleep.

#5 Your first impressions should be genuine

It’s crucial to remember that first impressions matter, but it’s not wise to solely base your judgments on appearances. That being said, it’s always a good idea to put your best foot forward by looking presentable and well-groomed. Whether it’s a romantic date or a job interview, taking the time to iron your clothes or fix your hair can make all the difference. However, it’s important to make this effort a habitual practice, rather than only doing it when you know someone will be around. Don’t compromise your true self, but rather incorporate this practice into your daily routine. Ultimately, it’s either all or nothing when it comes to presenting yourself in the best light possible.

Final thoughts

Making your bed may seem so trivial. If you’ve been putting off making your bed, give it a try and see how it can positively impact your day. Do you have any other reasons for making your bed that weren’t mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below and let’s motivate each other to start our days off right!

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