Stand your ground. Standing desks are increasingly popular: sitting is bad for the body, causing achy muscles and back strain. You don’t need to invest in a standing desk immediately: most kitchen counters are at a reasonable height for the kind of work you might do in writing, typing, and reading (along with the chopping and stirring for which they are designed). Standing also gives you an actual new perspective on your work and might yield that different angle you’ve struggled to find. Also music is very important!