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Why Do I Have To Make My Bed?

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By simply making our bed and picking our clothes up off the floor, we can lower our stress level and improve our mood

Making your bed is a simple task, only taking a few minutes. So why are so many of us reluctant to pull the sheets straight and smooth the covers down each morning?

It may seem like a piddly and inconsequential chore, easily ignored, but making your bed is a great way to start your day off with an accomplishment. This minor act can then start a chain reaction for more accomplishments throughout the day.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, bed-makers are nineteen percent more likely to get a good night’s sleep than non-bed-makers. This is because a neatly made bed gives off a calm, relaxing vibe. Smooth sheets simply feel more tranquil than a haphazard mess, making it easier to fall asleep.

Our bedrooms are typically a place where only ourselves and family members are allowed to enter. This private, sacred sanctuary gives us the freedom to relax and express our true selves.

Making our beds each morning also gives us a sense of pride in our environment, and encourages us to keep the rest of our home organized and tidy. Disorganization leads to increased stress and a scattered mind.

Taking the time for these tasks shows that we care about ourselves and our home.

Start by doing something small —it may lead to something big.


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