Imagine this: There is this one little thing that you could do every morning which would fix all the teeny tiny problems that life throws your way.
Pretty good, huh? But is there anything that even comes close to an ideal situation like this?
Well, making your bed every morning sure comes close enough. Folding your sheets and fluffing your pillows not only makes your bed look neat and inviting, it is also a habit of yours that can take your moods, productivity, and even your sex life to amazingly new levels! Wow.
A survey from Sleepopolis, conducted by the market research company OnePoll asked 2,000 adults in America about their bed-making habits. The survey tells us that there are numerous benefits of bed-making and there is a lot to know about one’s personality just by knowing about their bed-making habits!
Bed-makers rest better at night and have the amazing ability to wake up without an alarm. They are likely to be “adventurous, confident, sociable and high-maintenance. They tend to like jazz music and are very bright morning people.
On the other hand, the survey found the non-bed-makers to be “shy, moody, curious and sarcastic”.
In 2012, Psychology Today reported the results of a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com, which found that 71 percent of bed-makers consider themselves to be happy people, while 62 percent of non-bed-makers reported feeling unhappy. And, according to Psychology Today, only 27 percent of the people in that survey even bother to make their beds at all.
William McRaven, a retired four-star admiral who served in the U.S. Navy and author of the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World, has said, “despite your inclination one way or another, making your bed on a regular basis can do wonders for your self-esteem.”
According to Metro, McRaven wrote in his book that doing something detail-oriented and repetitive each morning was one of the things that laid the groundwork for his success in the military, “It showed my attention to detail and at the end of the day it would be a reminder that I had done something well, something to be proud of, no matter how small the task…”
Katie Ziskind, a licensed marriage and family therapist based in Connecticut, says something similar, “Our living space is a reflection of our mental states. A bed that is made signifies mental clarity and leadership,” Ziskind tells Elite Daily in an email. “The mind likes routines. Making your bed is a morning ritual that cleanses your mind of your night. It provides closure from the prior evening (dream, sex, conversations, thoughts) and allows for a new beginning and your positive day ahead.”
So, are you gonna be a bed-maker from tomorrow?
Story Credit: Elitedaily