Making your bed is more than a chore that you do in the morning. According to various experts, the task actually causes you to have a more productive life.
In his book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg describes tidying up one’s bed as the catapulting act that launches individuals forward in everything from wealth to health. “Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget,” writes Duhigg.
He’s not the only person of influence to discuss the importance of making one’s bed. It was just last year that Naval Admiral William H. McRaven told University of Texas at Austin graduates that tidying up their sleeping quarters should be the first assignment they complete everyday.
“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day,” said the admiral during his sending off speech at the commencement ceremony. “If by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
So it turns out that mom was right.