1. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
It might seem too small to matter, but starting your day by making your bed gives you a sense of accomplishment. It gives you an instant feeling of success and that you are on top of things. You feel organized and ready to take on the day. This two minutes of work sets the tone for the rest of the day. It may be small, but it’s mighty! It is definitely worth your time.
2. It creates a positive state of mind as you go to bed.
We’ve all been there. You’ve had a stressful day, and all you can think about is getting to bed. You hope you can get to sleep. You get to your room, and it’s just how you left it, a mess! The bed isn’t made, and there are clothes everywhere. This just drops your mental state even lower as you climb into your messy bed.
Recall how you feel when you stay at a hotel. You enter the room, and it’s tidy. Right away your mood elevates, and you look forward to climbing into the crisply made bed. You can create this mood and mindset at home every day!
It literally takes two minutes to make your bed. Even if you just make your bed and do nothing else, it makes the whole room look so much better instantly. Two minutes every morning rewards you with an elevated state of mind every night!
3. Make your bed, lower your stress.
By making your bed, you are starting to declutter your space. A decluttered space lowers your level of stress. You don’t waste mental energy. Clutter is a constant reminder of how scattered and unorganized you are. It drags you down. A tidy space is calming. Who doesn’t want some calm in the midst of all our chaos? You can create your calming sanctuary at home. You are in control of your space and how it looks and therefore, how it makes you feel. Why not start with your daily bed making?
4. It prevents embarrassment.
I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at some point: you leave the house in a flurry, you get home, and you have an unexpected visitor! You socialize for a little while, and then they ask to use the washroom, which happens to be past your bedroom. Oh, no! Now, sure, you say you don’t care, but I bet there is something inside that nags you with just a bit of embarrassment. On the other hand, if you had spent just a couple of minutes in the morning making your bed the whole room would appear tidier as the bed is the center of attention!
5. It leads to other good habits.
Once you get into the habit of making your bed, you’ll crave a little more organization because you appreciate how it makes you feel. One day you’ll take a moment to look around your room and decide that it really wouldn’t take much more time to pick up a few clothes. You’ll spend about a minute putting away a few items and be wowed! That didn’t take much time at all! You're then only up to three minutes!