“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed,” someone said one time in a viral video.
I say, making your bed is one of the most pointless things you can do. Unless you’re showing your bed to someone, it’s an exercise in futility. You expend energy and take time to make your bed, then you have to expend energy to unmake it when you go to sleep.
Do you close your bedroom door? Oh, then nobody looks at your made bed, so it benefits no one to have it made. So for the most part, the only reason to make your bed is because you like opening your bedroom door to a bed that looks nice. (There was a time when I had to make my bed, when I was sleeping in a living room. That made sense.)
There are measurable scientific benefits to an unmade bed — it’s more hygienic (Google it). But my favorite part of an unmade bed… It’s ready for sleeping in, all the time. When my ex-gf would make our bed, I would get really angry. I just want to go to sleep, and now you’re making me work.
To the point of the video, if the first thing I do is brush my teeth and take a shower, those are real actions with real benefits that last throughout the day. I feel clean and am reminded that I was able to accomplish one thing, and it wasn’t something that was utterly pointless.