Do you make your bed every day? If you don’t you have plenty of company. According to a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch . com, 59 percent of people don’t make their bed; 27 percent do, while 17 percent pay a housekeeper to do the dreaded job. Psychologists in that same survey found that 71 percent of bed makers consider themselves happy, while 62 percent of non-bed-makers say they’re unhappy. Bed makers were more apt to like their jobs, own a home, exercise, and feel well rested. Resolve to get happy this year. If you don’t make your bed , start tomorrow.
As a kid going to girl scout camp, we were told to let our beds breathe before we had breakfast, then make them after we got back from the cafeteria. Some health advocates say that dust mites live in made beds, so they’re better left unmade. Turns out, this advice only applies to people who live in damp climates. The excuse does not apply to most of us in the USA.
Some people believe that making your bed every day is pointless. But is it? Are you simply too busy to make your bed, or too lazy? I don’t know about you, but crawling into an unmade bed seems unappealing. Who wants to wake up in the middle of the night with their bedding all whopper-jawed?
Naval Admiral William Raven explained in a commencement speech at the University of Texas, Austin, that bed making makes you happy because it:
. Gives you an accomplished feeling 1st thing in the morning
. Helps with the clutter & visual appeal of your room
.Increases productivity and happiness
Studies prove that people who make their beds are happier, more productive, and successful. And it takes less than 2 minutes! So, here’s a good New Year’s resolution: whether it rains, sleets or snows–get up, make your bed, and face the day with a smile.😃