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I know I write a lot about the art of finding a creative path in this space, but what I haven't touched upon is how I create everyday. Let me tell you, my friends, it isn't healthy. I sit. Whether I'm in my office, at the dining room table, on the couch, at a cafe or in a workshop, I am always sitting.  

Exploring, being regularly active and engaging in hobbies that require me to be on my feet is wonderful, but I essentially sit for a living as I plunk away at the keyboard day in and day out. I can't help but think that I'm undoing all of the good that comes from regular activity. There is an abundance of recent research on the topic and everywhere I turn I'm hearing that "sitting is the new smoking." The bottom line for me is this: I can feel how bad it is for my body and mind and I just don't like it. 

I've given some serious thought to investing in a standing desk for my home office (and by "investing," I mean asking my husband to help come up with a DIY option), but I'm curious if any of you have experience working on a computer standing up. I have so many questions: Is it worth it? Should I still have a chair to "perch" on every now and then? Do I need to wear shoes? Why are the desks so expensive? And so, incredibly ugly?


Tell me: Do any of you work using a standing desk? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter and if you have any stylish, affordable desk recommendations, I'm all ears!