To make or not to make


Do you make your bed?  Most of my life I never cared if my bed was made.  I figured why bother since it is just going to get messed up again at bed time.  I still felt this way even after chronic pain entered my life, because in the beginning I was still able to spend a decent amount of time out of bed.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I reached the point that the majority of my time was spent in bed.  This includes my “good” days because I can only handle sitting on my couch or recliner for one to three hours a day before the pain in my hips and spine spike.  It is rare for me to spend an entire day in my living room.  It was at this point that  I began to detest having my bed a mess.  Now whenever I am having a good or not so good day, the first thing I do is make my bed.  It helps me feel more alive by spending my day on a made bed.  Are you wondering why I would be willing to waste much needed energy on making my bed?  To be honest it doesn’t take much energy to make a bed the way I do.  For me making my bed is no more than throwing the comforter across and making sure that it is flat and not hanging down farther on one side.  The rest of the blankets and pillows are loosely folded or wadded up and placed at the head of my bed providing my back comfort as I recline against them.  Making my bed also helps my productivity.  I can’t get anything done when blankets and pillows are all messed up and all over the mattress.

So here is my question….. Am I the only freak that has gone from not caring about making their bed to one that will freak out if they don’t make their bed?  If you are someone like me that spends most of their time in their bed, which do you prefer, made or unmade?

Hope your day is filled with smiles and gentle hugs!

The Disabled Diva




Published by Cynthia Covert

Diagnosed in 2001 with psoriasis, followed by fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, and later a botched hysterectomy turned her world upside down. Cynthia shares her experience, advice, and tips for how to make life with chronic pain easier and less painful.

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