Do you make your bed every morning? I have to admit that I never really have. I’m not a morning person, and the thought of having to do one more thing upon waking up (sometimes I don’t have enough time to even eat breakfast!) is not very appealing to me.
But I had a change of heart after reading a passage from It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken (which I previously mentioned here), where the author Greg Behrendt says:
“After my breakup, some new friends and I were talking over coffee one day. The topic was “What’s the corniest cliche that you actually live by?” Mine was “No pain, no gain” or some dumb variation on that, because I was still in the process of working through the remnants of my heartbreak. But then Doug, an ex-football player/sometimes actor/full-time bartender buddy of mine said, “Messy bed, messy head.” Really? Messy bed, messy head? Is that Dr. Seuss? We all laughed about it, but sure as shit, the next day I looked down at my futon as I was leaving and thought, “Messy bed, messy head.” It hit me like a ton of bricks. The chaos of my unmade bed, my bedroom–and my apartment, for that matter– was directly related to the chaos in my head.”
Ever since I read that passage, whenever I feel like I’m stressing out, I glance over at my bed. Surely enough, it’s not made.
I love hearing little tips like these, even if they sound cliche, because personally? I could always use more productivity and organization in my life. Besides, it just feels better when you know that if all else fails, by making your bed, you at least got one thing done that day.
So, for some additional bed-making inspiration, I present to you, some beautifully made beds:
To me, this is the ultimate girl fantasy bed. Pinks, whites, flowers, wallpaper, and that headboard. I might actually never get out of bed if this were mine.
I love this contemporary room, with the crisp white, but not too perfect duvet and really comfy-looking throw/blanket.
Okay, so this bed isn’t exactly made. But it’s cozy, and clearly someone (obviously not the stylist because this is my fantasy) had it together enough to put together a tray of French press coffee.