Seven reasons to make the bed every morning
It’s most probably our last concern when we wake up in the morning, especially on the working days when our eyes are stuck on the watch. But experts warn that this simple practice has significant positive effects on our behavior, leading to a higher state of happiness and increasing our productivity, let alone bringing harmony into the family by staying away from reproachful tones. If you need more arguments, experts quoted by Huffington Post have come up with seven reasons to make the bed every morning which you can read below:
You start a new day with the feeling of a good night’s sleep. A survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that those making the bed every morning say they get a good sleep every or almost every night, while non bed makers say the opposite.
A second reason is making your bed every morning gives you a general state of happiness. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, a best-selling book, argues she talked to people who claimed they had reached total happiness and they argued making their beds as one of the habits that helped them get to this point. “For most people, outer order contributes to inner calm. It’s a step that’s quick and easy, yet makes a big difference,” she explained.
Moreover, making your bed every morning leaves you that feeling that you start a day with a little triumph which gives you satisfaction and self-confidence for later challenges. “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,” Rubin also noted.
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Other specialists, like writer Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, and sociologist Christine Carter say making your bed every morning is a good start that helps you wean from other bead habits. “Loads of research shows that when we focus on one small area of improvement — standing up straighter, or watching a bit less TV, or meditating a few minutes a day — the improvement spills over,” Carter writes on her blog. “It’s a meaningful habit.”
Of course, starting every morning this way also sets a positive example for those around you, especially children.
The last of the seven reasons to make the bed every morning is explained by Kelly Baron, a neurologist with the Northwestern University of Illinois. She says a made bed is less likely to invite someone to watch TV or play video games in it, leaving him or her time for other more constructive actions. “Someone who gets out of the bed and makes it may be less likely to lay around and watch TV or play on their electronic devices,” she argued. Bed is only for sleep and intimacy, Baron further explained.