Here is a great article from Fast Company about Standing Desk Tweaks. They cover everything from Health to Work Sanity
Fast Company – The work you do and the office culture in which you do it are extremely important. But so too is the actual surface you work on. Here’s how thinking about your desk, its immediate environs, and your relationship to your workspace can help you become more creative.
Our focus at Best Standing Desks has typically been on the health benefits of standing, but this article makes a great point about becoming more creative and productive. (deadly combo by the way)
Rae makes a lot of great points, but here is my favorite:
FOR BEST RESULTS, WALK AWAY FROM THE DESK – Solving really big problems sometimes require drastic measures. While hammering an idea out of your head can occasionally seem tempting, there’s consensus that stepping away from the desk is the way to break loose mental logjams.
Just walk away. Get away from your desk and collect your thoughts. How powerful is that? You can find a ton of different things to take your mind off your current project. My favorite to to grab a drink of water and take a walk. Water is great for your health and the walk will ease your mind. Even better….. Grab a walk with a co-worker and talk through some of the issues that you’re facing. Maybe you be able to glean a different approach to your problem, or at the very least, vent about your frustrations and get them off your chest. (even if it is temporary)
Rae sums of the article with the best last resort:
Of course, if coffee, fresh air, and exercise fail to produce a genius solution to a creative conundrum, there’s always the bar.
Regardless of your standing desk situation, you need to check out this article. It’s phenomenal. As always, get creative, check out the Diet Coke of Standing Desks……. Awesome!