Healthy Action Step of the Day: Make Up Bed Every Day

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Photo of made up bed with white bedspread and navy blue throw at bottom of bed

Make up bed every day. What does a simple housekeeping chore like making up your bed have to do with your health? A lot! Starting the day with making your bed, no matter what other chaos may be going on, just makes you feel better. You may or may not be able to control whatever else may be going on but seeing that little corner of your world neat and tidy shows that you can control some things. It also just gets the day started off right and can help to improve mood – at least it does mine.

My family always gave me a hard time growing up because I made my bed every single morning without fail despite the fact that you definitely did not want to look under my bed or in my closet. Those areas were disasters. But making my bed just set the right tone for the rest of my day. That habit has continued into adulthood, and thankfully, my husband has always been on board. If you regularly get out the door in the morning feeling frazzled and don’t usually make up your bed, give it a try. The difference that I expect you’ll see and feel may be small, but let’s face it, anything that helps to get our day off right is a step in the right direction.

If you try this, I’d love to hear about any results you have in the comments below.

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