Switched To Standing Desks And Saw Huge Productivity Boost! ✔️

Hey everyone!

I've been trying to do experiments to my work place lately. So, I decided to give standing desks a try and now I can't seem to see a reason why I would switch back to sitting position! The productivity boost is just too big!

standing desks

Why did I switch In the first place?

Work from home is now a regular thing but I've realized that sitting comfortably in bedroom might not be the best for my working speed. I was starting to see a decline in my working speed and wanted to try out something new.

One of my friends recently shifted to New York and he purchased a standing desk at his place. While talking to him over video call, I found the idea quite interesting and decided to give it a go. I didn't want to spend anything before I tried it, so I simply hacked together one by using a portable table on top of my dining table

Benefits of Standing Desks

  1. Standing keeps you in a active brain state and you can actually notice the difference when you try it out. I am able to complete my Brutask lists of tasks significantly faster than before
  2. According to health care experts, it has multiple benefits like lower blood sugar levels, reduced risk of heart diseases and less back pain.
  3. You will feel positive when you work in standing positions.
  4. You can do things like you won't sit until you finish your task. That'll prompt you to complete the tasks much faster than usual.
  5. You'll burn some calories, which is needed in this ever-so pandemic environment!

In case you want to buy one, here's a useful link I found online.

Have you found any productivity hack like that that worked for you instantly? Help out our fellow indiehackers by sharing your thoughts down below! 👇

Siddhita ❤️

P.S - If you are a productivity freak, make sure to try out my free to use tool Brutask that will help you manage your tasks!

  1. 3

    Love this, I will have to give it a try.

  2. 2

    I have a treadmill desk 😍

    1. 1

      How do you find it? Does the treadmill function get a lot of use?

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        Don't remember anymore I think I saw it in some youtube video 🤔

        Bought it online and yeah I use it every day, when I am at the standing desk I always use the treadmill, I find it much easier to endure than just standing and less strain on my knees too for some reason, at least they don't hurt 🤔

    2. 1

      Woah! That's something new! How does it work?

      1. 1

        It's basically a standing desk with a treadmill underneath haha you can buy them as a combination but probably also just combine it yourself, I always get posture problems if I just stand but the walking part forces me to be a bit more upright, at least that's what I like to think lel.

  3. 1

    Important notes for standing desk noobs: you want a sit-stand desk, like flexidesk. Also, get a good soft mat to stand on. If you want to take it to another level, I also alternate a lying down desk

  4. 1

    I want it! But keeping my expense low now so maybe later lol!

    1. 1

      Hahha you can try out the hacked together version like I did!

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        Haha but it is difficult cause with my monitor and laptop stand and everything it is hard to move a portable table on and off the desk.

        Another motivation to keep going so I can buy a standing desk lol!

        1. 1

          Yeah makes sense 🤔 Probably check out Ikea maybe they might have a flat table otherwise you can just keep going!

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      This comment was deleted 9 months ago.

  5. 1

    The best standing desk I've ever had https://instagram.com/stayhomedesk_moscow

    By the way, that's the one in the first picture!

    1. 1

      Oh yeah! It's the same one!
      Thanks for sharing the link @danilov_den!

  6. 1

    Great advice. I got a standing desk about 8 years ago, definitely a great investment.

    And during lockdown, I thought I'd try to go one step further, which is to get a treadmill under it. Now I do 5km walks every day while working :) I only have to stop walking if I need to focus on a tricky task, but it's otherwise very relaxing and energizing.

    1. 1

      That's a really cool customization to the traditional standing desk indeed!
      I surely gotta give that a try

  7. 1

    I did try standing position while Coding . More of my attention was on standing than logic.

    Have any of your got a similar results ?

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      I don't know why, but for some reason I just can't do deep work while standing. I can do light work like email or research while standing. But for coding/design/strategy I have to sit.

    2. 1

      Ahh maybe its subjective I guess 🤔
      Not sure I've heard the same but I'll try asking my team developers about this and let you know :)

  8. 1

    I've bought a motorized desk many years ago. I highly recommend it. You don't want to just stand or sit, you want to stand and sit throughout the day, to change positions. Staying in one position all day, whichever it is, is the problem. It goes a bit beyond that. Because it's motorized and it goes up and down very easily, I constantly change my position throughout the day even if I don't stand, just by changing 15cm up and down, reclining the chair or sitting upright, etc.

    It's also very important to not use the laptop form factor. Use an external monitor or keyboard or both so that the monitor is ahead of your eyes and the keyboard is ahead of your elbows.

    1. 1

      Yes that is very true @pupeno. My friend got the same motorized version. Changing positions is necessary.

      In fact, before I tried it out, I actually went onto google to see the exact ergonomics needed to make this effective. It involved a monitor too!

      1. 1

        And I highly recommend monitor arms. It'll allow you to have the monitor at the right height (most stands are too short), and it clears desk space for... well, whatever you like keeping on your desk.

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          Will surely check it out once!

  9. 1

    I have standing desk, but only do standing when my back really starts to hurt 😅

    1. 1

      The best bet would be to keep shifting positions once in a while, like the way @pupeno recommended!

  10. 1

    Thanks for confirming my experience, I built myself a standing desk a few months ago, too. Now I alternate between sitting and standing and it's working really great for me.

    1. 1

      That's really great to hear @nemiah!

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