I was talking with a student during her lesson the other day. She was lamenting the fact that she often noticed herself slumped forward toward her computer. She wanted to know how to stop herself from doing that.
I started by asking her a bunch of questions about her office setup. Turns out she had an adjustable height desk.
Great! I said.
My standard follow up question when I find out that a student has an adjustable height desk is:
How easy is it to adjust?
All she had to do was push a button and it went up and down. She could stop it anywhere along the way.
Fantastic! I replied.
My next question was:
So, how often do you push the button and adjust the desk during a typical day?
Probably once during the day, she said.
I get absorbed in my work and I forget that I can push the button, she sheepishly explained.
And this is the crux of the problem.
You can have the most wonderful equipment in the world, an office outfitted to allow you to work in a myriad of different positions, to move throughout your workday. But none of it matters if you don’t choose to change your behavior. Continue reading “Push the Button”