Make Your Bed #bebetter52
Our moms nagged us to do it, we made a point not to do it in college, and now we’re telling our kids to. This weeks #bebetter52 challenge is to “make your bed” first thing in the morning.
In a recent study, 71 percent of bed makers consider themselves happy, while 62 percent of non-bed makers report they are unhappy. It’s also practical. A National Sleep Foundation survey found that people who make their beds every day were 19 percent more likely to report getting a good night’s sleep. Making your bed sets the standard for the rest of your day, like eating a healthy breakfast or exercising. Once the act becomes a habit, it shifts from a chore to just something you do.
Navy Seal William H. McCraven, the commander who led the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, said it best in his 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas: "If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride...and by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter.”
At #bebettermovement we believe life is all about the little things. Making your bed is a simple addition to your routine that can change your life. On that note, we have some fluffing and folding to do.