At Feb 20, I wrote a post about making myself a standing desk inspired by oristand desk which could be folded at seconds and change between sitting and standing by moving the computer from the second to the top floor. It's so interesting that this hand made paper standing desk let many changes take place in my daily work.
#1 Work with Pomodoro Timer. How often should I change body gesture to prevent from stay still for too long neither standing or sitting? My answer is about 25 minutes just fit in with my concentration time of Pomodoro Timer. So I make a sit-stand transformation in each end Pomodoro session.
#2 Schedule to drink water. Drinking water before getting thirsty is always a problem for me though my cup full of water is just beside my hand. Now it's simple because I would break my concentration when I make a sit-stand change, picking up my cup and drink some water at the same time is in convenience.
#3 Less time on cellphone. Since I am not tall, so my desk's overall height is 35 cm and the area for computer and keyboard is small. As a result, there is no space left for my cellphone. What an unexpected "side-effect"!
#4 Simple exercise. Besides no space for cellphone, there is more space for simple activities. To be easy in transformation, I replace my large heavy chair with a tiny little one which could be put away under the desk when I am standing up. So the room is large enough to do simple exercises like lifting my arms and stretching my legs in short break before I sit down again.
#5 Active on communication. The last change is not about physical health but mental health. Along with flexible movement physically, I become more active on social friendship. The reason is my mind is refreshed when my position is shifted.
Conclusively, a sit-stand desk has broken my unchanging conditions both physically and mentally and kept everything of possibility moving on.