Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stop being efficient.

Years ago I talked with a therapist and expressed how I tried to be efficient with my daily tasks.  I told him how I dove-tailed many chores, and even kept a basket at the stairway to collect items that needed to go up the next time I went.

"Stop being efficient, " he told me.


"You could use a few extra trips up the stairs."


But he was right.  And I thought of him yesterday as I did laundry -- making a trip up the stairs after each load, and back down the stairs with the next.

Often the least efficient way for chores (and transportation) is the most efficient for our health.


  1. Haha! I actually wrote a blog post about never wasting steps: http://freezerburned-suddenlysusan.blogspot.com/2010/10/never-waste-step.html

    I do the same thing except I just set things on the stairs and grab up on my way up. I'm still up and down them at least 100 times a day. My knees hurt!

    1. I just read your post! Funny how we were both writing about stairs. hahaha

      I follow your blog on here, but it never showed your latest post. I had to copy and paste the link you provided, and then it allowed me to read it. But when I go directly to your blog, that post doesn't show. It has the April Fool's post as your newest. Odd. Unless, of course, this is part of your April Fool's to readers! :-)

    2. I meant "A River Runs Through It" is the last post it shows on Freezerburned, when I go to that site. I can't think straight today.