Work Well Insights
We're obsessed with finding ways to work well. Doing the work that matters most to us, doing it well and with healthy work habits are the goals we are after. Check out our latest findings, tools, and thoughts we hope will help you work well!
We love bamboo! Found out why bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable materials on the planet and why we chose it for X-Stand™.
There's no one quite like Mom! Celebrate her and enter to win an X-Stand in our first ever “My Mom Stands For” Contest. Entries accepted through May 8th. http://bit.ly/2qiE6NM
When is too much simply too much? In this post, we talk about how our simplicity balance design philosophy drove design choices while we were creating the X-Stand™.
Focusing on the work that matters most is so difficult with the whirlwind of distractions we face each day. Most of us will not accomplish much of our most valuable work without discipline and planning. Use this 12-week planning tool to help you get clarity and create an actionable plan to achieve your most critical objectives.
Standing desks are great, that is if you actually use them. But it can be harder than you would think. In this post, we provide some fun technology and activity triggers you can use to fuel your standing habit. Work well!
At X-Stand™Nation, we think it's so important to do the work that moves you. That kind of impactful work requires real focus. If you find it difficult to focus and truly concentrate, you are not alone. Find out how to use one of the strategies from Cal Newport's book, “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”, that will help us reclaim our brains.
You've read the articles, the medical journals, the blogs, even the cynics…and you took the plunge. Or, maybe you're thinking about a standing desk, but you're not quite sure. We're here to bring some practical advice–informed by research and our personal experience too.
As a knowledge worker, your job depends on your ability to create real value for your clients and customers. You're expected to solve complex problems and create new possibilities. The good news is this is the work you love to do! The bad news is between meeting after meeting and inbox never-zero, you struggle to find enough time to devote to distraction-free concentration needed for producing your best work. This post covers the concept of productive meditation from Cal Newport's book, “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”.
Varidesk® is a great product and one I actually own! It forever changed the way I work. So why create X-Stand™? We wanted a simple, standing desk that would work where we did. As your primary standing desk, a secondary one or even as a gateway to see if a standing desk is right for you, X-Stand™ will improve the way you work.
I have a planner problem. Well, I had a planner problem and a procrastination problem until I discovered the Panda Planner! In this post, I'll share with you why the Panda Planner has worked so well for me and how I use it to drive my ideas into action and keep procrastination at bay.