If you weren’t already making your bed daily, you really should be

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If you weren’t already making your bed daily, you really should be

It’s about more than just tidiness.

If you don’t already make your bed every day, it’s never to late to start.Besides the obvious aesthetic points, there’s plenty of real, hard, science that points to the fact that making your bed can make you feel happier and more accomplished each day. One study by Best Mattress Brand found that, of the 1,000 participants polled, those who made their beds at the start of each day were notably more productive and satisfied with their work: “Just over half of non-makers say they take their time before getting started at work. But just shy of two-thirds of the bed-makers report they begin working as soon as they get to work,” the survey reported. Additionally, the bed-makers were more than twice as likely to report being satisfied with their jobs. Another study by Hunch.com of 68,000 people found that, while just 27% of participants reported making their own beds, 71% of the people who do it considered themselves happy, while 62% of the people who don’t categorized themselves as “unhappy.” That’s a simple, 30-second task that could start your day off on a better track.And now, when many of us are experiencing unprecedented new amounts of time at home, there’s really no excuse to pass over something that will make your home look, and you feel, better. As an added bonus, a well-made bed can actually function as a usable space. Designer Sarah Magness suggests starting your day by sitting on your (made) bed for 15 minutes listening to calming music or a meditation app. “Just that 15 minutes can really help you decompress,” she says. Need a different place for that Zoom meeting? A made bed will provide a pretty backdrop. And, when the Zooms are over and the laptop has been shut for the day, a pretty, well-made bed will make an enticing place to retire for the night.

If you don’t already make your bed every day, it’s never to late to start.

Besides the obvious aesthetic points, there’s plenty of real, hard, science that points to the fact that making your bed can make you feel happier and more accomplished each day.

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One study by Best Mattress Brand found that, of the 1,000 participants polled, those who made their beds at the start of each day were notably more productive and satisfied with their work: “Just over half of non-makers say they take their time before getting started at work. But just shy of two-thirds of the bed-makers report they begin working as soon as they get to work,” the survey reported. Additionally, the bed-makers were more than twice as likely to report being satisfied with their jobs.

Another study by Hunch.com of 68,000 people found that, while just 27% of participants reported making their own beds, 71% of the people who do it considered themselves happy, while 62% of the people who don’t categorized themselves as “unhappy.”

That’s a simple, 30-second task that could start your day off on a better track.

And now, when many of us are experiencing unprecedented new amounts of time at home, there’s really no excuse to pass over something that will make your home look, and you feel, better.

As an added bonus, a well-made bed can actually function as a usable space. Designer Sarah Magness suggests starting your day by sitting on your (made) bed for 15 minutes listening to calming music or a meditation app. “Just that 15 minutes can really help you decompress,” she says. Need a different place for that Zoom meeting? A made bed will provide a pretty backdrop. And, when the Zooms are over and the laptop has been shut for the day, a pretty, well-made bed will make an enticing place to retire for the night.