Work–Life Balance

Work-Life BalanceDespite owning a dog and going out for walks on a regular basis, years of sitting down in front of the computer translating have taken their toll on my body. Given that I have neither the time nor the inclination to go to the gym or yoga classes, I decided to switch to a stand-up desk set-up in January 2015 and alternate between sitting and standing. As I’m not a fan of standing still either, I bought a cheap mini treadmill to go underneath the desk and later added a Steppie because walking on the treadmill all day is quite tiring and not practical for some jobs.

Below you will find a list of the posts on this blog that describe my own and guest posters’ experiences of alternative work set-ups and other ways we can strike a balance between working hard to run our own businesses and keeping mentally and physically fit and healthy. I have also listed some recommended reading posts in the Work–Life Balance section on the Articles of Special Interest to New Translators page

  1. Treadmill Desks for Freelancers
  2. Answers to Your Questions on the Pros and Cons of Using a Stand-Up Treadmill Desk
  3. My Tailored Sitting/Standing Desk Set-up by Allison Klein
  4. From Standing Out to Standing Up by Andrew Morris
  5. The truth and nothing but: 2017 update on my stand-up desk set-up with treadmill and Steppie
  6. When the unthinkable happens and giving up work isn’t an option
  7. On Loneliness, Friendship and Resolutions
  8. A New Year’s approach to exercising for freelance translators seeking a perfect work–life balance by Louise Taylor (Tomedes)

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