Stand Up Poet

In an effort to not sit as much while writing (yes, there is a very tempting hammock over there under the plum tree…), I am trying out this ingenious idea I just had. 

No need for a new piece of expensive furniture by buying a standing desk…

Hey. It works. πŸ˜€ And it folds up and goes away.

It’s also 95 degrees here in Seattle today.  


39 thoughts on “Stand Up Poet

    1. Ha, yeah! It was one of those why didn’t I think of this years ago things. Happy to pass on the idea! Sitting is so bad for the body, doesn’t matter how hard you work out at the end of the day if the other 8 you were sitting. (So says the most current research.) Trying to be more conscious of this myself!

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    1. It’s perfect out here on my porch in the breeze! Will see how long my feet will tolerate in this first attempt. Might have to slowly ramp up total standing time over the course of a couple weeks. πŸ˜‰ (The personal trainer in me comes out.)

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      1. Nice! My new watch reminds to stand every hour if I don’t get up. Sitting is so bad for you, and it’s a double killer with a sedentary job. Besides my ass spreading my butt and legs actually hurt from sitting too long. Enjoy the fresh air a breeze, can’t wait to read what you create next.

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      2. Awesome watch! I don’t have one of those new-fangled fancy toys just yet, but I suppose my phone could do it, too. πŸ™‚ Yes, I think I’ll update this post with the latest research links on sitting. It’s pretty scary the long-term effects *and* short term effects it has on the body. And thank you, I’m trying to get inspired. It’s been hard not feeling well for so long, and being migraine/vertigo…the brain gets that cognitive fog thing going on making it hard to think. (Thanks, genetics.) Just trying to get through this so I can return to my normally prolific and creatively energetic self!

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      3. It takes a little getting used to, but after you do, it’s pretty awesome. Better posture, less back pain. Gotta wear good shoes though or stand on one of those thingies (technical term, lol) that work your core muscles!

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      4. Yes, you have the knowledge to back this up! And ha, one of those thingies, indeed! I do need one! If I stand on my Bosu…that may work, but I’d need my vertigo to be totally gone first, probably. 😬

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    1. Thanks, Meg! It is perfect for writing! And portable outside, even if you have a standing desk already. πŸ˜‰ And I love my backyard, thanks…plum tree, 2 apple trees, an Asian pear tree, and my own organic garden…blueberries, golden and red raspberries, strawberries, kale, carrots, passion flowers…herbs…view of the ocean and mountains, western facing for sunsets, and only a couple minutes from the beach. I’ll take it! πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s a great hammock! I bought it in Cista Rica sat year thinking it was a rolled up blanket, but wanting it to be a hammock, and discovering it was a hammock after all a few days later when I opened it. πŸ˜„

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      1. Hit and miss. While some symptoms are improving, less overall dizziness/faintness/chest pains, but I’ve had several bad pain migraines the last few weeks when I normally only have the vertigo migraines, minus the pain part. So, trying to figure out what that’s all about. I haven’t had headache migraines for years. Either version is debilitating. But, overall…fits and starts in the right direction. If the headaches would stop, I might just be able to resume some more normal activity. Day by day. Thanks for checking! ❀

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      2. Thanks, Rita! I truly believe the love from people here has helped me in the bit of recovery I have had thus far, so big love and hugs back to you. ❀ πŸ™‚

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  1. Ahahaha!!! That’s a genius idea.
    I’m not quite sure what that item is. Someone in the comments said ironing board but I don’t know this ironing word. I think my mother uses it but I doesn’t make sense to me. Is it a female thing πŸ˜‰

    I used to just tack paper to the wall and scribble. It was quazi-rebellious and meant you couldn’t hide from the idea.

    Love this!

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