I cannot stress enough on the importance of Making Your Bed In The Morning. It’s is a new habit that I learned which has made a positive impact in my life. I make my bed the minute I am up. Not just in the morning but whatever time of the day I sleep.
Previously this used to seem like a hassle and I would leave it as it is upto a week till it looked like an inmate had been sleeping in it. Here is why making my bed makes me feel good:
1. Whenever I enter my room and have a look at it, it feels like an accomplishment. I see a tidy bed and I know I did it which makes me proud. The feeling that “I did it” is much more impactful than you can imagine. Even if it is the smallest of things.
2. When my bed is made, I try not to lie down on it because it looks so nice that I don’t want to spoil it. This helps those with depression especially because they should only be in bed when they want to sleep.
3. The best feeling is when I am back home from work. I am exhausted at the time but as soon as I enter my room my face lights up. This is not happening much ever since I have been working from home but otherwise it would be an instant mood lifter!
Conclusion on Making Your Bed In The Morning
I know there has been a lot of negativity and noise all around in this corona frenzy. Some days, if my only achievement of the day is that I have made my bed in the morning, I consider it to be good enough. Robin Sharma says that small changes made overtime can transform us in amazing ways. So start with this small change and see how it makes your day much better overtime. It may seem forced at first but like all good things, it will benefit if you stick with it long enough.
There is a very powerful speech by William McRaven, US Navy Admiral on changing the world by making your bed, you might want to check it out: If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed
Apart from my morning routine, I have shared my routine ever since I have been working from home, head over to read about it: Healthy work from home 101
This article has also been published as a guest post on Pointless Overthinking: https://pointlessoverthinking.com/2020/06/10/making-your-bed-in-the-morning/
Do share in comments if you share this habit and if it makes you feel good? ????
Loved this! I agree, making your bed definitely worth doing! xoxo
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The feeling of looking at a well made bed is pure bliss?
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I love the feeling of seeing a tidy bed, it declutters my mind, definitely a good habit to make a change in life!
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I immediately thought of Admiral McRaven when I read the headline. His speech is so powerful. It’s the little successes that get us through the day.
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Interesting. I wrote a blog on the same theme yesterday ? https://ranjandesilva.blog/2020/06/09/little-things-to-big-things/
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I read William McRaven’s article quite a while back. What a revolutionary thought! More recently, like in the last year, I’ve kicked it up a notch. Every Monday morning, all the linens go straight into the washing machine. Before I get a chance to change my mind. That way, they are clean EVERY week. Before, I would say i’d do it later, and then beg off because I was “too tired”. It is amazing how that one action can be so invigorating. Make your bed, change your sheets – Mission accomplished.
I always enjoy your writing when I can get back to it!
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Literally small changes brings a good impact in your life… And this is one of themm.. Loved this
This made me laugh when I read it, because I was once the person who insisted that making your bed in the morning has nothing to do with your mindset for the rest of the day. How wrong I was! I remember I finally started making the dang thing at the beginning of my senior year in college to combat senioritis and general lack of motivation… Here I am years later, still going strong! 🙂
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Congrats, I love your blog. Making beds is important to health.
I have always made my bed as a child, and I still do to this day. It is also a satisfying feeling crawling into a made bed after a long day. 🙂
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I really like this post!
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