Standing Desk, Six Weeks In

The standing was a distraction from work when I started doing it. I could stand for an hour or two before my body would fight it and I’d need to sit to keep focused on what I was doing. (Luckily, my setup allowed for this: Laptop in sitting position, desktop in standing position. Remoting from laptop to desktop or vice versa.)

Now, it’s rarely a distraction, aside from folks asking about it from time to time. I’ve been in the zone for hours at a time, completely forgetting that I’m standing up. I’ll still sit during lunch, and maybe for thirty minutes here or there. I’ll often sit if I’m reading something lengthy, for instance.

A few other observations:

  • Coming home after a day on your feet and crashing on the couch (or making a nice dinner and sitting down to eat it) feels good. Satisfying.
  • Come the weekend, if I sit all day or sleep too long, I’ll feel like crap. Restless, and sometimes achy in the upper back or head.
  • I’ve been finding it easier to get to sleep at night, and easier to get out of bed in the morning. Also been finding myself a bit more energetic throughout the day.
  • I’ve been drinking regular soda instead of diet soda every now and then. Mountain Dew cravings. This could be unrelated.
  • One of my knees has been bothering me a bit. I’d started doing Couch to 5K again for a while, and this may be because of a tweak during that, or a combination of the standing and the running after months of virtually no activity. Not sure. But I should point it out, ’cause it definitely could be because of the standing.