1838Hrs- Stood Standing
I spent the first hour and a bit at the barn working on a non-boatbuilding task. I’d been reading about the benefits of working at a standing desk rather than spending hours sitting. It sounds a bit radical but for some time now I’ve been testing and adopting different ways of working to make me more productive. I confess to being one of the worlds worst procrastinators and I need all the help I can get to keep me focused and on track. This idea of standing just seemed so crazy that it was worth a shot and so I decided to knock up a sort of ‘coffee table’ affair 12″ high that sits on top of my desk and brings the work surface up to the optimal height for my towering 5′ 6″. I also made a mini version 6″ high which brings my Apple Cinema screen up to eye level. I got everything set up this afternoon and first impressions are good. It’s strange but I now realise that there is a subconscious connection between sitting and ‘relaxing’ which makes it all to easy to slouch, lose concentration and become drowsy. Standing breaks that connection and already I feel different and better prepared to work. I’ll keep you posted as I continue.
Once I’d got that little job out of the way I started back on ‘Gleda’ , lightly sanded back the glassing I’d done yesterday and after a wipe down with acetone got the whole sail locker compartment walloped out. Really satisfying work. Everything will need 3 coats to get a good finish but I’ll leave the last coat until all the filleting and major fitting out has been done.
It’s fantastic how a few coats of paint can transform the feel of things so much, its like an instant change from construction to completion although it’s all an illusion. I’ll enjoy it all the same though