Sitting 2 hours straight, typically without a break, my legs start cramping up or going numb. Hips aching. Lower-back stiff. A moment of light-headed sensations as I stand up for another break. Back in the corporate grind, I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, staring at my monitor. When I reach my Flow, I can spend hours without a single break and get a lot of work done. However, this is probably to the detriment of my health.
When I requested an adjustment to my desk so that I may stand and work, this outrageous idea was met with resistance and blatently told it could not happen. I should have whipped out this article about how sitting at a desk can KILL YOU.
Determination set in.
During lunch, I zipped out to a local store and bought a small, adjustable wire shelf to bring my laptop up to elbow level. It only cost me $17 and 20-minutes of my time.
I’ve already had two fellow employees compliment my idea.
This isn’t the first time I’ve had a standing desk. I worked this way while at KLC some years ago and at home while I was a student. It’s a little tiring at first you have to be on your feet for so long, but my feet have strengthened and my hips are so much happier.
I no longer feel chained to my desk, slouched over a glowing rectangle.
Hopefully, this won’t make too many waves.
Or, perhaps it should?
Please note: I am not unhappy with my current employer(s) and wish to keep them anonymous. Please don’t rip on them. Rip on “The System”. I will not be expensing this DIY project.