We’ve touched on this before, but we’ll say it again. A comfortable and well set up workspace can make your writing career happier and longer. I’m loving the new desk. The thing is, I’m a smaller person. Desks and chairs are designed for someone bigger than me. My chair is not bad, it’s a small task chair, but it’s too high.
Instant solution? Foot rest. It’s way easier than making a desk, I promise. You can buy foot rests from office supply stores, and probably Walmart, but I have time, wood, and know how to use a saw. I still have supplies left over from making the desk, too. I found some simple plans and used them as a template, adapting them for the wood and materials I had on hand.
I was starting to get sore legs, so I needed to do something immediately. This one works really well, but I will be making my proper one very soon with some adjustments. I like less slope and more height, so I’ll be raising the front an extra half inch. I’ll also be sanding mine, staining it to match the desk, and using the protective coating.
This one works well for now, and will keep me comfortable as I work, until my new one is ready. When my new one replaces this one, this one will go to my guy for his office in another room. He would benefit from the better position the footstool will offer him, and he can finish it however he likes, if he even bothers.
So, for free basically, I will have a couple of footstools for us both to keep us happier and healthier while we work. Such a simple solution to my current ergonomic predicatment!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.