On this New Year’s Eve, the media is full of suggestions for New Year’s resolutions that will make you a happier person. Most of them include diet and exercise. If this doesn’t seem very original or appealing, I’m reviving one of my most popular posts on Blogger with a different headline : One Way to BE HAPPIER in 2019:
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. This may be good or bad, but 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.
Naval Admiral William Raven explained in a commencement speech at the University of Texas, Austin, why making your bed each day makes you happy:
. It gives you an accomplished feeling 1st thing in the morning
. It helps with the clutter & visual appeal of your room
.It increases productivity and happiness