Making the bed…probably one of the most difficult tasks I have to do sometimes. I do have help during the week, but there are times, like tonight, that I am left to do it myself.
Unlike most people who can make the bed while off the bed; once I tuck the bottom two corners, I have to transfer to the bed, and sit on the sheets in order to stretch them over the top corners of the bed. This takes some arduous work since I am actually sitting on the sheets themselves all the while, stretching them to their respective top corners. I have to lift myself up using the pole hanging from the ceiling. e
Before the pole, I had to do a lot of crawling on the bed to pull the sheets in place. It definitely takes a lot of time and patience for me to put sheets on the bed.
Lately, I’ve started to look at making the bed from the perspective of achieving a goal rather than an arduous task that’s not fun to do. The goal perspective actually makes it worth while. I have used that method for other things as well. Setting achievable goals has helped me to achieve greater goals in the long run.
Now I can’t imagine not having some kind of goal in mind. Whether it’s learning to play another musical instrument, training a new dog, or rolling a longer distance in my manual wheelchair. When I’m goal-oriented, I’m more motivated.
While making my bed is still a difficult thing to do, my goal is to get faster and more efficient.
Continuing to set goals.