I am pretty sure that Hamlet, being who he was, would have never bothered to discuss such a dilemma; but we ordinary people, with extraordinary busy lives, who are faced with this tedious chore every single morning may ask this question and seek a reasonable answer.
There is no doubt that there are two types of people out there; those who make their bed and those who don’t. Both may probably be right in their choice, and in my opinion there is no right or wrong answer to above statement.
However, I must confess!
I never faced this dilemma, nor did I seek an answer as to should or shouldn’t I make a bed. I was the eldest of my siblings so I was expected to set “ a bed making example”, which I did.
I am not going to lie, as a kid making my bed wasn’t the chore that I was looking forward to accomplish first thing in the morning; but, as I was growing up I started liking it and also started being creative with my bed making chore.
I realised that a god made bed, and moreover a dressed up one, make the room look more grounded, prettier, and cleaner. Very soon, the very task of making the bed made me feel happier and gave me a small sense of pride. It encouraged me to do another task, another, and another….
To this day I think that making a bed daily is so beneficial and rewarding. As small as it may seem, the very task of making your bed every morning gives you sense of accomplishment. It takes only a few minutes of your daily time, but this task ignites a positive tone for the rest of the day. Moreover, once you get into the habit of your bed making, you crave little more organisation because you appreciate how it makes you feel.
One day you’ll take a moment to look around your room and decide that it really wouldn’t take much more time to pick up a few clothes. You’ll spend about a minute putting away a few items and be wowed! That didn’t take much time at all! We’re only up to few minutes!
This feeling is so addictive it will spill into the other rooms of the house. Before you know it, you won’t go to bed before the kitchen is clean!
Do you recall how you feel when you stay at a hotel? You enter the room and it’s tidy. Right away your mood elevates and you look forward to climbing into the crisply made bed. But hey, you can create this mood and setting at home everyday. You only need a few hours to deeply clean and organise/reorganise the room, find some decorative accessories by shopping your house, add some fresh flowers or greenery, commit a few minutes each morning to make your bed, and voila you created your sanctuary which you will enjoy, and your sleep and dreams will be much sweeter.
So, how about you? Do you make your bed every morning? I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for reading.