Why You Should Make Your Bed Every Morning

Making your bed every morning seems like a trivial part of the day at best. It probably also brings back memories of the good old days, where a daily war was fought between your mischievous self and your insistent parents.

1. Build Momentum

As Admiral McRaven puts it, finishing that first task of the day gives you a sense of pride and instills a productive mindset for the rest of the day. In essence, you’re creating some forward momentum from the moment you wake up. Getting that first small win is more powerful than we realize.

2. Leads To Other Good Habits

In the best selling book Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg drops some knowledge on how simple habits are able to reinforce other good habits, much like a trickle down effect:

3. Cluttered Environment = Cluttered Mind

A recent study from Princeton University found that a cluttered environment can negatively impact your ability to focus and process information. In short, a cluttered environment leads to a cluttered mind, so making your bed may help you in more ways than one.

4. Reminds You About the Importance of the Little Things

Admiral McRaven shares some more wisdom on how making your bed can be symbolic of progress in the right direction. Moreover, it can be a sign of encouragement after a tough day.

5. Makes You Happy!

A survey conducted on Hunch.com found some interesting results when it explored the act of making your bed and happiness. In summary, it points to a positive correlation between making your bed and being happy.

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