Wrapping up February, welcome March

WriterThis is the last day of February and the last day of my More movement, less exercise challenge.

In case you’re interested, I didn’t get juggling balls or footbags, at least not yet. 🙂


I’ve done my best to  increase the amount and variety of movement in my daily movement regimen.

Like I wrote here, I set up a DIY standing desk a few weeks ago and started using it. I’ve also

  • carried loads in my arms in addition to using my backpack
  • taken stairs to 6th floor many times-  It’s getting easier so  I must’ve become fitter!
  • crossed my legs the non-habitual way
  • watched television sitting on the floor, my bed, my regular armchair or my exercise ball
  • I’ve read a book strolling around my apartment

I also tried hauling a 10 kg pail full of wet laundry to the 6th floor but I gave up on the 3rd floor.  I concluded that women must’ve been insanely strong when they still had to do manual work. They sure didn’t need gyms!

I have to confess that I mostly  forgot to hide my remote controls, but luckily they often get lost spontaneously. I usually find the missing one under my bed.

I’ve gotten plenty of Feldenkrais practice after I started doing short 5-10 minute lessons that are easy to fit into my workday. I just wish I had started doing it earlier, instead of thinking that I have to do long 40-60 lessons (#wycwyc!!). Doing Feldenkrais also increases the variety of my daily movement regime because many of the movements are downright weird! 🙂

March focus: Writing

writing-down-the-bones_fixedI chose writing as my March focus. I’ve blogged  and written nonfiction pretty regularly in the last few years, but now I want to broaden my writing repertoire and return to my “literary”roots.

I used to write fairy tales from ages 9 to 14, but I gradually gave up writing fiction altogether.

I plan on writing morning pages a la Julia Cameron every day and I’m also going to seek writing inspiration in Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down the Bones. I also set myself one writing-related goal: I’m going to finish the fairy story (succinctly named “Fairy Story” because there are fairies in it! ) I started writing with my nieces Siiri and Iiris during the Holidays.

I hope I don’t feel like fish out water in March! 🙂

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  1. I’d like to do some writing as well Satu. I’m cutting back on my other writing commitments and some are just about wasting time! I’m thinking of going back to my YA novel I started a few years ago (I’m 30,000 words in!)

    I keep telling myself I’ll do morning pages but just haven’t gotten there yet – but I’ve found it really useful when I have. It helps clear my thinking and hone in on my worries etc.


    • Satu says:

      Ha, I think my morning pages may be evening pages on some days, but I suppose it doesn’t really matter. It has been odd writing something else than blog posts ans such – it’s like I was visiting a foreign country where everything is different.

      I’ve always envied you – and many other bloggers – because you seem to effortlessly create lots of content. I hope writing will be easier to me some day..

  2. Lori says:

    I love to do writing and did some fiction writing in my early 20s. However, I type so much every day for my job that the last thing I want to do is to keep doing more after I get done blogging LOL!

    great job on all that incidental movement, too. You rock!

    Pixie says ‘hi!”

    • Satu says:

      Ooh, I didn’t know that about you Lori! That’s interesting I think that many writers end up bloggers…

      I luv Pixie. I think I’m probably her most ardent international fan!! 🙂

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