How Work Standing Up Is Boosting Your Energy Level (And Makes You Thin)

How Work Standing Up Is Boosting Your Energy LevelWhile I am writing this intro, I am actually standing, in fact I have been standing at my desk for the last four hours straight. I am starting to feel my feet a bit, but that is about it.

Why am I doing it? There are two reasons really, to avoid further back pain and now after one month, I would not want to miss the energy I get out of it. I am feeling more flexible then before. Most importantly, I do not get as cold as sitting down.

I guess there are some places where it does not make sense to work standing up, like replying to emails on your tablet while standing in a plane. That would not work too well, I guess. [Read more…]

Two Personal Lessons Learned When Setting a Goal

Setting a goal wordleHow serious do you take your goal setting? Too serious, perhaps?

How about I show you how goal setting can also be more enjoyable?

Beginning of February, I wrote a post about setting goals, to be precise about how to write a personal development plan with realistic goals.

Realistic goals are important, to keep moving, to keep our motivation up. Today, I would like to argue that there is more to developing your objectives then “just” being: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-sensitive (SMART technique: short explanation).

There are two important points that I noticed through the last years when setting a goal:

  1. Goals do not only need to be set once per year
  2. Goals should be fun, too!

Here are the details:

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