How I grew to be a student
CRACKING THE CODE OF CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT
The Personal Education, Hacks & Fails of Scott FladHammer
HOW DO YOU LEARN
And how do you work and read? Most of us work and read while while sitting. I used to be chained to my desk for several hours per day at my j.o.b. (just over broke). But according to new research studies indicate that lengthy sitting at work can lead to an early grave.
A new study by researchers from Columbia University builds on previous research and adds to an ever-growing body of evidence that our modern workplace and lifestyle is killing us sooner, even if we take time during the week to exercise regularly.
The evidence seems to indicate that no matter our race, gender, sex, or other demographic factors, the results are the same — long periods of uninterrupted sitting is unhealthy, and deadly, leading to an early grave.
HOW I CRACKED THE CODE:
- DOUBLE TIME: Walk up and down my stairs from our main floor to my home office twice. Every time I came came or went, I would use the stairs two time. In other words instead of just going up I would go up, down and then up again.
If you work someplace that has a company gym, definitely use it on your longer breaks, maybe even over lunch. In fact, if you don’t have a company gym you should suggest the company invest in one.
- MOVE: I bought a timer and set it for one hour every time I started work (more on this later). When the timer goes off I would walk next door to our gym and do a few sets of 10 push-ups, sets of 20 jumping jacks, run of the personal trampoline and do bar squats or jump squats.
- STAND: Studies reveal that long term seated positions kills (and my person experience confirm butts will ache) so I built a standing desk; a 2′ x 4′ platform with sliders to make it easy to move around. I added a reminder in my daily calender to tell me to use it at least once that day. My monitors tilt up and my keyboard and mouse are wireless allowing me to easily switch to that standing desk (also used by some of my heroes Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Donald Rumsfeld)
Move. Often. It is good for your body and great for your brain.
And it’s not sitting at a desk that is the only deadly part, stressing out or being drained and still pushing yourself are also terrible for your system. If you hate your job but keep on doing it then you are likely to get stress-related symptoms that, if ignored, may go chronic.
UPDATE: We now do the same type of break as we homeschool our daughter. She now runs into my office and signs (loudly),
Brain break! Here we go.
Brain breaks, help us grow.
Brain break! Now we know.
Let’s take a break to grow, grow, grow!
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TRACKING YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS
Of all the things I wish I’d known sooner it is that what we measure improves. Therefor tracking something I do everyday in multiple different
When was the last time you timed how many hours you worked. For on-the-clock employees, whether your a hourly doctor or by-the-mile truck driver, tracking isn’t so hard (but it can be depressing knowing your paycheck is tied to your limited time on hand).
The efforts of business owners and entrepreneurs on the other is a bit harder to determine. And that is where the problem of burn out come in. But that is also where tracking and financial freedom enters.
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