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#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2018, the 6th – Economy


I strive to do everything economically. Balance my budget, manage my time effectively, eat things with not too many calories, and plan my movements around the house. You know, stuff like piling things at the bottom of the stairs to take all at once or the next time I go up, rather than make a special trip. But then the Fitbit came into my life and screwed everything up. Or at least the economy of movement bit.

Now I take extra trips from the fridge to the table in an effort to get more steps in. I know I should just bite the bullet and go for a walk, but the bullet is an ice cube at the moment and it’s just too much bloody trouble to get all dressed only to turn around and run back to the safety of the warmth of my house after going 10 feet up the street because my nose broke off when I went to wipe it.

Can you tell I write fiction?

Fiction with run-on sentences? (I don’t! I edit my fiction, damnit! I’m not allowed to edit this. Stop judging me!!!)

Where was I?

Oh yes, economy of movement. It’s all about multi-tasking. Those of us who are good at that have learned to plan our movements ahead of time so as not to waste energy doing things that are unnecessary. I used to walk around the track at the fitness centre all the time. That really makes no sense, as I’m using energy and never going anywhere. So I used the time plotting stories in my head, listening to music that would inspire me. I miss going to the track, but I’ve been too busy to go. I must start going there again. Because let’s face it, I ain’t getting many steps in between the fridge and the table unless I’m eating my own weight in snacks to keep myself doing something worthwhile.

This ramble is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot it January. Click the link to find all the other awesome posts in the comment section!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

9 thoughts on “#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2018, the 6th – Economy

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the cold and your nose and the bundling — let’s not forget about the ice. I used to be more about economy of movement, but now I remember what I was gonna do when I sit back down, so I’ve got that goin for me 😉


  2. Thanks for a good giggle here, Linda. That said, I totally get what you mean about walking at the gym/track. Like you, I started trying to “do things”: French drills, books on tap, etc. Thing is, some times the most economical use of time is to do the least and give the body (and mind) a chance to process and relax… sometimes it’s good to just walk around the track because that’s all there is to it.

    May we both start going again soon…


  3. Lol Linda, it makes sense to me! And oh ya, it’s like living in igloos this past week for sure. 🙂


  4. I think if I had a device tracking my steps, I’d tie it to Maddie and throw the ball for her.


  5. I am laughing at the thought of you eating your own weight in food just to keep you step count up..
    Which I am sure you don’t. 💜🌹


  6. I often do the, take what ever and as much as I can in a trip even though I know it would be healthier to make multi trips too.


  7. Ha! I know what you mean about the Fitbit. When I am at work running around it is fine, on my days off, it is pitiful!

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  8. When I Got My fitbit I was the same Linda… running around the playground with my class a back of a lot more than I would normally have done!

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  9. A writer is never not writing …

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