Did you make your bed this morning? If not, you’re not alone… According to a survey conducted by hunch.com; 59% of people admit that they don’t regularly make their beds, 27% of people do make their bed on a regular basis, and 12% of people pay a housekeeper to do the task for them. While making your bed is a task that is often looked over, there are many reasons why you should set aside a few minutes to do it. Keep reading to find out why completing this simple task each morning can improve your health and overall well-being.
Making Your Bed Establishes a Morning Routine
I get it… when the alarm goes off in the morning it’s so tempting to hit the snooze button and cram in those five extra minutes of sleep. Instead, invest that extra time into developing a morning ritual, making your bed! According to psychologytoday.com, it only takes the average person 66 days of consistent practice to develop a deep-seated habit. That means that in just about 2 months, making your bed will become second nature. If you have children, this is an excellent opportunity for you to model good habits for future generations to come.
You’ll Feel Accomplished First Thing
In 2014 Admiral William H. McRaven gave a famous speech at a University of Texas commencement address. According to McRaven, while making your bed may seem trivial, it is a crucial step to start your day off right. This is because making your bed starts your day off with accomplishing a task, which in turn leads to increased productivity and discipline. The thought is that one accomplishment will lead to another which can drastically improve your life. You can watch Admiral McRaven’s full speech here.
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Your Bedroom Will Feel Fresh and Clean
Our bedrooms are used for so much more than just sleeping. Now more than ever, bedrooms have become a multi-functional space. With the increasing rate of remote work, people are spending more time in their bedrooms. Many bedrooms have small work areas carved out and cozy nooks to curl up with a good book and unwind. Having a clean bedroom is essential to creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere, and it all starts with a nicely made bed.
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Climbing into a Freshly Made Bed Feels Incredible
There is nothing like crawling into a freshly made bed at the end of a busy day. When your bed is unmade it makes your bedroom feel disheveled and unorderly. But when you slip under your freshly made cozy bedding, you’re sure to have a great night’s sleep ahead.
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The SouthShore Promise
When you shop with SouthShore Fine Linens, you’ll sleep like a baby knowing that you have the best quality bedding at a fair and affordable price. With over 50,000+ reviews, fast free shipping, risk-free 30-day return policy, and impeccable customer service; you can’t go wrong!