Ever since I read this post I have been making my bed every morning. I cant begin to say how much it has affected me, I am a lot less grouchy in the morning and the true benefits don't appear until you get home from a long days work and the first thing you see in your room is a perfectly made bed.
A good trick I started using is, make it the first thing you do when you get out of bed, I think most guys need to go to the loo as soon as they get up so you definitely move a lot faster when you need to go and it really wakes you up jogging down the hall after your finished. I found that if I waited I was a lot less inclined to do it.
If you aren't already doing it then I suggest that you give it a go for a couple of weeks, you wont go back.
I used to make my bed the easy way (straighten the sheets and throw blanket on top) but gave up on the practice as a waste of time. My parents are obsessive about this, and often times my mom will scream at my dad for trying to sleep in on a day off because she can't make the bed ... at five in the morning. There is a reason I don't talk to these idiots much anymore.
While I am clearly not a neat freak, I do make my bed every morning. It’s part of my morning ritual, right along with coffee and shaving. When I was married I left for work before she did and it never got made. A made bed says to me that this person pays attention to detail. Besides when people stop by I’m never worried what they might see. Everything is neat , tidy and fresh
As I'm getting older (not old yet) I find that I enjoy a morning ritual to start my day. It includes making my bed, shaving, showering, and eating breakfast. Its weird how these simple tasks now help me "get up on the right side of the bed" because I was never the type to be grumpy in the morning when I was younger.
I have make my bed almost every day for the pas 16 years. Yesterday I had to leave the house long before everyone else got up and when I got home after a nice 21 hour day and the bed was still not made. This caused an arguement between the wife and I, as I made the bed, which I promptly got into and went to sleep. So the point is that even though making the bed can be a great thing, it can also lead to being completely neurotic about it also. I guess that I need to stop and get some flowers on the way home.
along came polly has a funny thing about making beds - the amount of time spent doing it adds up - 6-12 hours a year. a night's sleep or more lost per year by getting up a minute or 2 earlier to make the bed.
in addition, i like the feel of an unmade bed. the sheets are arranged like a caccoon and the pillow is pre-formed to my head. i can climb into bed and instantly continue my slumber where i left off last night. it feels warmer too when it has not been properly made.
twice a week it has to be made to get everything back in order - mostly this is when the sheet or comforter fail to cover my feet. or when company could potentially see my room. after all, i'm only a slob when no one is around to call me out on it (or secretly judge me - like my mom).
Having put effort into my bedroom decor, I like how it looks when the bed is made. However, I don't always make it. Seems like just the day I don't, someone drops by or wants to come home with me. Guess making the bed each day is a good routine to get into.
"There is a bit of difference to clinging to your indidividual hopes of salvation during a time of crisis and forcing all the children into a daily ritual of prayer to a set and specific diety.
Or to be an ass....nice to know that…"
So I found myself entranced in conversation to a wealthy man... ,okay I misinform a very wealthy man, earlier in the week and something he said stuck with me. He said when he started his career as an entrepreneur he didn't have very good luck his business plans always fell through because he wasn't taken seriously... till he changed his style, see he dressed like everyone else had no distinction so when he dressed for his inner businessman that all changed and now he is very wealthy. …See More