“A made bed on a Saturday. I win at life.” -Amy from MomSpark.net
At the beginning of every week in 2013 I’ll be sharing a different way to get happy for FREE. Being happy doesn’t cost anything except your decision to try. I show you how I got happy that week and hope to inspire you to do the same. Join my Get Happy for FREE challenge, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot of smiles to gain!
This is a pic from my friend, Amy of Momspark.net. She posted it on Instagram 5 months ago. When I was thinking about this week’s Happy Challenge, I remembered her pic and what she said about it.
What is it about making our bed that makes us feel so accomplished? It’s a simple act with a strong impact.
The Happiness Challenges are not meant to do as many as you can all the time. It’s about finding what works for you and sticking to it. Simple accomplishments done consistently will lead to positive outcomes!
Does such a simple act really lead to happiness?
In a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com only 27 percent of people make their beds while 59 percent don’t make their beds.
Of those 27 percent, 71 percent of bed makers report being happy while 62 percent of non-bed makers report being unhappy!
Does this mean making your bed will make you happy? No. Does it mean there is a correlation between bed-makers happiness and non-bed makers unhappiness. Yes!
We are going to make our bed.
I reached out to my blogging buddies for inspiration! Check out the beautiful beds of my fellow bloggers and while you’re at it, check out their blog and tell them thank you for sharing!
“When my bed is made, I just want to jump in and hug my pillows.” - Nadia from LoveLiveandGarden.com
“Making my bed in the morning is like putting on my makeup. I don’t feel ready until it’s done.” - Ellen from Confessionsofanover-workedmom.com
“I wish I made our bed more. When I wash the sheets, I make the bed and my husband and I always comment on how nice a freshly made bed feels. Why not have that feeling every day?” -Stacey from NewlywedSuvival.com
“When you come back to a made bed at the end of the day, that one bit of order, even in the midst of all the chaos of life, gives you a sense of balance. It’s a lovely moment of peace, inevitably followed by that irresistible urge to just dive in and mess it up again!”-Jessa from ShalomSweetHome.com
“I got new bedding and I LOVE it! It makes me so happy!”-Tiffany from FabulousFindsByTiffany.com
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
- Make your bed then come back and tell me about it in the comments by 3/9 11:59 p.m. EST.
- I will pick one winner via random.org from all eligible comments. I’ll announce the next $5 Amazon Code winner in my weekly email that goes out every Sunday. Make sure you are a subscriber or you won’t know you won!
- If you win and are a blogger or want a link to your site or Instagram account mentioned in the newsletter be sure to snap a pic that represents this week’s challenge!
- Tag me on Facebook OR on Instagram with the pic!
- This giveaway is sponsored by me alone. I just enjoy motivating you to get happy!
Other posts in the 52 Ways to Get Happy for FREE Series:
- Week 1: Focus on Relationships
- Week 2: Go Somewhere New
- Week 3: Try a New Food
- Week 4: Spend Time Alone
- Week 5: Write to Someone
- Week 6: Smile
- Week 7: Take a Walk
- Week 8: Make Your Bed