Why making your bed is much more important than you think

Excuses are easy but so is doing it

The excuses are easy to make, but at the same time, it’s pretty easy to make our beds in the morning, too. It takes seconds.

It says a lot

There are some surprising benefits to making our beds. How we do one thing reveals a lot about our personality. How we do one thing is often how we do most things.

Intention to be orderly and thoughtful

Making your bed has a lot to do with motivation and setting the intention for an orderly, thoughtful, responsible, balanced, or successful life. 

Starting our best foot forward

If the first thing that we do in the morning is to be shoddy completely, then it sets up our mentality for the day

Admiral William McRaven

Naval Admiral William McRaven also the author of 'Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World.'

Ticking off the completed tasks

Admiral William McRaven said,  “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day.

This small part of our personality means a lot

 that one morning task completed will have turned into many tasks completed and it reinforces that the little things are important.

It's encouraging to keep a tidy room/home

Making your bed encourages you to tidy the rest of your room. You wouldn’t tidy your entire room without making the bed.

It may encourage you to make your room beautiful

Even better, once you are in the habit of making your bed, you’ll likely improve and decorate the appearance of your bedroom in other ways, too. 

It plants a seed

In other words, how your bedroom looks and how it makes you feel to be inside it will usually begin as a seed, and this seed is making your bed.