Making your bed every morning will change your life! Seriously, though. You will wake up and immediately feel a sense of pride for yourself and for the day ahead. Spending those two extra minutes to fluff up the pillows, tuck in the sheets, and pull up the duvet will result in a happier, more productive YOU!
I know it sounds silly but making your bed reminds you that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if, by chance, you have a bad day, you’ll come home to a bed that is made!
If you still don’t believe me, that’s fine, here are three very successful people who also believe that making your bed changes your life!
Tim Ferris, who is considered one of the leading experts in productivity, always says, “If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state.” Meaning, living in an organized environment will keep your mind more focused and clear. On his podcast, The Tim Ferris Show, he has an episode called “5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day” and one of them is making your bed!
Author Gretchen Rubin dedicated an entire year of her life to make herself happier and wrote a book about it titled, The Happiness Project! Besides it being an amazing book, she started every day the same. Yep — you guessed it — by making her bed. Why? She says, “Making your bed is a good place to start, and tackling one easy daily step is a good way to energize yourself for tougher situations…Everything looks neater. It’s easier to find your shoes. Your bedroom is a more peaceful environment.” See, I wasn’t lying.
Charles Duhigg notes in his fascinating book, The Power of Habit, “Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget.” Making your bed is what he calls a “keystone habit,” something that kick starts a pattern of making great decisions.
So if you want to change the world, start by making your bed!