So, like many, I’ve wanted to try a standing desk for a while now. Having recently moved into my new office space (aka the garage), it seemed like a good time to set one up.
Standing desks are the in thing but, in fact, are not a new concept. History has our back on this one, don’t you know? Illustrious characters such as Hemingway, Jefferson & Churchill were all users.
The well covered health benefits were something that caught my attention. But the added thing that totally sold me was the productivity boost it can give.
Getting yourself motivated isn’t always easy. For me, being self-employed, it’s pretty important to keep motivated.
Standing gives you a sense of urgency that you don’t get while sitting down. You’re less comfortable which helps to avoid feeling sleepy and keeps you alert.
Any productivity boost is always more than welcome *sips his cup of coffee*. Small margins can end up making big differences.
Day to day, my plan is to use the desk to efficiently achieve clearly defined bits of work. For example, I’m using the desk for this writing post.
There were a few things I knew would be important for me:
- Have the right ergonomics;
- Not be messy;
- Be a serious usable working setup;
- Be temporary.
If I’m going to do it, I want it right. I wanted the right standing desk ergonomics in order to get the most out of it.
I didn’t want to just be typing at my laptop on a high desk. I raised the laptop up so that it’s at the right height. And use the same keyboard and mouse as on my sitting desk. Transferring between the standing and sitting desk is easy.
Serious Working Setup
I will post an update in a while to share how it’s gone.