Garrick’s More Ergonomic Workspace

Years ago, I’d have regularly scheduled massage appointments to relieve the stress in my shoulders and upper back. A result of hunching over the laptop all day. Then, I compared the ongoing price of massage to a big external monitor. The monitor was a bargain.

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been noticing the hunching and shoulder pain returning. I sat up and looked straight at my monitor.

Well – straight over my monitor.

Sitting straight up, my line of sight was right over the top of the monitor.

My next stop was Amazon – where I picked up a Ergotron LX LCD Arm and an adapter.

It took about 20 minutes to setup and – what a difference it makes. It already feels easier to think.

As a fantastic side-effect, it really helps clean off the desk.

My new, upgraded workspace.

8 Replies to “Garrick’s More Ergonomic Workspace”

  1. Monitor arms are one of the best changes I made to my workspace setups in the last few years. I have a hard time with “normal” monitor setups now.

      1. Thank you for sharing Garrick. I just ordered the same setup to try at the office. I’ve been working through a lot of upper back pain and I feel it has to do with ergonomics. Hopefully this will help out.

  2. Garrick, was just reminded of this post. Gotta ask: is that a Henge Dock you’re using? If so, any thoughts on it, pro/con?

    1. Tom – yes it is – and I can highly recommend it.

      It does take a little finagling to get the cords set up. Once set up – it’s so much easier to un/dock than having to un/plug a bunch of cords.

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