I shared recently that I set up a new standing desk in my home office. I’ve adjusted the setup a little bit since then, but it’s 90% the same. However, in my time using it I’ve noticed a few great unexpected advantages.
It’s somewhere different
While I enjoy changing actual working venues from time to time (office vs home vs coffee shop, etc), simply standing up and turning around helps change my frame of mind a bit. I often play music while standing, it’s a different setup, and just feels like new location.
While it’s literally just two feet away, it can help put me in a different frame of mind.
I can make it more intentionally focused
Related, as I’m finishing up my month with the altMBA, I’m finding the standing desk to be a great place to focus on that work. I have fewer apps over there, fewer tabs open, and I can stay a lot more zoned in on the task at hand. Many of my blog posts are written while standing too.
I’m still not sure what the long-term use of it will be, but so far I’ve been finding myself using it more than I expected, and even more frequently as time goes on, so I like what it’s been doing for me so far.