Does making your bed every day help you lose weight?
Does making your bed every day help you lose weight? 🧐
Yes. And no. Let me explain.
Making your bed is a simple task. Mundane at best. But every morning, you wake up and make your bed. You make the choice.
You establish a routine.
You make your bed on days you don’t want to. You make your bed when you’re tired. The first thing you do every day, no matter what—is make your bed.
Within your first few minutes of rising, everyday, you win.
It’s more than the bed itself, it’s the discipline. The routine. It’s about teaching yourself to be accountable.
It’s about winning your day.
That small task of making your bed creates a domino effect. You get the dishes done, you return that package, you pay that bill, etc.
Translate that same mindset, that “win the day” mindset to fitness goals.
You wake up: you’re tired. You’re faced with the choice to get up and get your workout in or to sleep for 30 more minutes. But you get up, get dressed, head out to the gym. You win.
On days you’re busy: you could either grab Popeye’s for lunch or you could throw your meal prep in your bag before you leave. But you’ve already got your workout in for the day, so this one’s easier. You pack your lunch and head out the door. Your second win.
By the time afternoon rolls around, you’ve already won SO MUCH of your day, that when your dinner plans roll around and you’re faced with the choice to stick with the plan or blow it, it’s no question here. You’ve already made so much progress today. You win again.
So will making your bed every day actually help with your weight loss? No.
Will making simple choices every day create a domino effect into the rest of your life? Absolutely.
To win or lose is 100% your choice.
What’s it going to be?