I upgraded to a “Standing Desk” today:
After learning in college about the downside of having a job where you sit on your butt all day long, I proceeded to do just that. So, today I created a hybrid standing desk by putting one of my spare desks on top of my main office desk.
It is pretty stable, so it should work, as long as I don’t get too frustrated and start pounding downwards with extra force.
One of the benefits of having a standing desk is that it helps you “harness your creative energy”. Rather, I think the soreness of your feet and constant shifting from one leg to the next hour after hour forces you to be ultra-productive, and not waste time.
Another benefit, mentioned by the NY Times in an article earlier this year is that it helps you burn more calories.
I placed my monitor at precisely eye-level, and the keyboard is directly in front of me with a less-crooked position for my wrists when typing. I think this may actually help my sore wrists after long days coding, as well.
Let’s see how it goes. But, for now I’m excited to stand up and work.