Programming with an Aggressive Posture
Posture is important it has been lauded, practiced, and enforced for hundreds or thousands of years by everyone from the scientific literature and spiritual practitioners to your grandmother. Here is an entry from the Journal of Physiology http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1403108/ if you need more proof just google the “effects of posture”.
Our posture affects our blood pressure, mood, concentration, and even the way we breath. As I was slouching in my chair the other day, I came to an obvious realization. The way I sit and the posture I hold while working, has a large impact on my work. So I started to take an aggressive stance. I started to sit tall with both feet firmly planted on the ground. I straightened my back and I leaned in to my work.
I noticed the results immediately. I became more focused, more energized, more productive, and found myself solving problems more easily.
If you are a desk sitter and sit in front of a computer like you’re watching a movie, I encourage you take on an aggressive stance and show that mongoDB who’s boss.