Hey all you desk jockeys listen up! Here are some tips on how to create a dynamic workspace. Yes, I said DYNAMIC! That’s the key to alleviating back pain and neck pain from bad posture while working at the computer. As a former corporate gal turned interior designer, I have spent many hours locked in one position in front of my computer. Trust me, it’s a recipe for disaster! Your body needs to move to feel its best!
In my home office I alternate between standing and sitting all day long. Mostly standing, but sitting is okay too - as long as you do it well! I have a desk by Fully that adjusts from standing height to sitting height with the press of a button. Game changer! I have my screen set at eye level (using a stack of books) with my keyboard and mouse at a comfortable level where the bend of my elbows is little wider than 90 degrees. I take a lot of deep breaths - in through the nose and out through the nose. Another game changer is taking Foundation Training snacks throughout the day. Keeping my mat out in my little Zen Den area is a constant reminder.
So get up, breathe big and move! Your body will thank you! Message me if you struggle with this and I’ll help you figure things out!
Here's a picture of my home office (which used to be the kitchen in the original house).
Just for fun, below are some "before" pictures of the space. Big transformation!
I don't think this room had see the light of day in years. It was coated in grease and filled with stuff - including dead mice in the ceiling panels! This space was the one that really confounded me in terms of design. I knew it wasn't best used as a kitchen but wasn't sure how to fully use it. It ended up as my office and zen den. I find that they go hand in hand and it's now one of my favorite spaces in the house!