1. Nan // Simply Elegant

    I am so glad that you posted about this. A close family friend and her husband both you standing desks at work so I have been intrigued by it but had not really done any research into the exact benefits. When I saw your instagrams as you were moving into the space, I was wondering if the bar tables were going to be used for your desk. Thank you for sharing your experience and also other places where we can read about this more. I am in the processes of planning out a new design for my work space, so maybe I should incorporate this!
    Have you had any trouble with using your laptop at a standing desk? I am just wondering because I feel as though you would be looking down at your screen instead of directly at it.
    Great post!

  2. Alyssa Hertzig

    This post is so inspiring! Your standing desk is–hands down–the most attractive one i’ve ever seen and I am very intrigued. i just don’t know if I could do it though! was it hard to get used to? Are you able to stand working for long stretches or do you have to take breaks?
    would love to hear more!!

  3. Evann Clingan

    I chose to make the switch, too! I love mine because it adjusts between a sitting and standing desk, which is perfect for a traditional office environment. Read more here.

  4. Jess Zimlich

    I would love to have a standing desk at work, but unfortunately, that idea was shot down. Tells you a little bit about the culture. I hope in my next position I’m able to get something like this. For now, strolls around the office will have to suffice.

  5. erin

    Love your standing desk and completely agree; standing is the BEST. I’ve had one for about three years and would never, ever go back to sitting all day!

  6. Rachelle

    Actually at my job a few people have requested this. Basically there’s a software that tells you to stand and you can adjust your computer. Sitting all day is risky, people often don’t understand why I do so many rigorous bootcamp workouts.

  7. Jen @ Marshmallows and Margaritas

    Looks awesome! I don’t know if I could do it, though. I used to have a job where I stood all day long, and my feet would hurt so much at the end of the day that I could barely even walk when I got home. Same thing happens when I’m on my feet all day cooking for a party or something, even if I wear running shoes. Maybe I just have weirdly sensitive feet?

  8. Julia Ryan

    I love this. I actually have a built in desk at our new house that’s really high but have yet to invest in a higher chair so I find myself standing 99% of the time I use the computer. I love it. I tilt my screen up just a tad to compensate and I feel much more productive and less tired when I work on a whole post or edit photos for a while.

  9. Megan // F Yeah!

    I’m always low on energy, but I attributed it to poor eating habits. It never dawned on me that it may partially be due to sitting 10 hours/day. I will definitely be researching standing desks more in depth. Thanks, Meg!

  10. Eduardo Garza

    Standing desks are the BEST!
    I have them in my studio.
    Great post!
    Thank you Meg.

  11. Haley

    This is such a great post! I have been trying to figure out something for my husband, and this very well may be the solution- I hope he’s interested, so we can see if some his joint pain gets better. Thank you for the info!

  12. Liz {What Dress Code?}

    I definitely don’t know if I could do it, but I’ve been considering it more and more lately — I think it would take some getting used to, but particularly now that my job involves more moving around and coming and going to meetings, I feel that I wouldn’t even be standing for that many hours on end anyway. Great post, Meg!

  13. Sophia

    🙂 Such a Lovely and interesting writing… Thumbs up
    I am a house wife and my husband is experiencing a backbone problem from last month. While consulting with the doctor he says that the problem occurs because of his office work which consist of 10 hours of sitting. Doctor suggested me to go through by standbyyourdesk to get helpful instrument.

  14. Ania @ The New Diplomats Wife

    We had one person in our corporate office do this. Our work doesn’t provide standing desks but he just stacked books until he had the height. Thinking about it for me… Do you find you can stand the day in heels or would you wear flats most days? Office looks fab btw!

  15. Trevor

    Great post, Switch to standing desk is great idea for both health & productivity. I have also adjustable standing desk at my office. this is comfortable for me because it automatically up or down by just pushing a button. Now, i feel more energetic at end of the day.


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