I never take it for granted that I’m able to work from my home. But be forewarned, it does take discipline, and challenges exist within. Here’s a quick tip from me #BehindTheScenes.

For the lion’s share of the day, I’m working Han Solo, just me, my laptop(s), a phone, and a faithful puppy dog. One of the biggest challenges for me (full disclosure here) was the mid-afternoon “drowsies” ~ sometime after lunch, put me in a chair, listen to the hum of the A/C, and it won’t be long bef…zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

So, about 10 months ago, I decided to stand up.

A couple of boxes stacked on top of the desk, and voila! I’m a stand-up desk guy. It’s crazy how much this one shift in my workday has changed my productivity. You know what you can’t do when you’re standing up? Sleep! (my audience of reading horses should ignore this comment). Energy levels increase, circulation improves, you tend to focus more, “drift away” less, and most importantly – I’m KILLING it.

For those of you in a corporate environment, prepare to have a few double-takes if your colleagues see you standing behind your desk all of a sudden, but take heart – Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens are a few notables who followed the same practice, and those fellas seemed to have done fairly well for themselves.

It’s Newton’s 1st Law of Motion; “an object in motion continues in motion;” the Mrs. and I are now going to take it up a notch and get the desk treadmill. One more way to overcome that nagging thought about “wasting away behind a desk.” Not me, man, I’m walking.

Stand UP!