Making your bed each morning can seem like a task where you just go through the motions—grab your sheets you kicked all the way to the bottom of the bed, fold them up, then fold your duvet cover down, smooth, fluff pillow, and wham! You're done. But these motions do more than just make your room look slightly more put together than before—they can have beneficial psychological benefits that affect you for the rest of the day.
Best Mattress Brand surveyed 1,000 people to come up with their conclusion—500 who regularly made their beds and 500 who don't—and studied how that affected a person's overall wellbeing. Turns out, 82 percent of those surveyed say they have a more productive day after making their bed, and 92 percent of regular bed-makers feel so strongly about the topic that they would recommend making your bed to others.
As for those who felt accomplished at the end of the day, it's no surprise that 74 percent of bed-makers felt like they'd had a good day compared to just 50 percent of those who leave their beds messy. And get this—bed-makers were twice as likely to say that they enjoy their jobs than non bed-makers were.
Those who make their bed each morning also tend to have much healthier habits, like organizing, eating healthier, setting personal goals, and following their routines and schedules—and they usually almost always get a better night's sleep. If that doesn't persuade you to start making your bed each morning, I don't know what will.
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