1. You can get work done
2. You are less distracted and can focus on whatever deserves your focus.
3. Others perceive you as “taking care of business” (whatever that ‘business’ is).
4. You can find what you’re working on.
5. Your peace of mind increases.
6. Clutter creates chaos and you don’t want a desk that says you are in chaos.
7. An orderly desk is easier to keep clean (physically) when you don’t have to clean around piles and messes.
8. You won’t have to apologize for your workspace.
9. The likelihood of things getting lost or buried decreases dramatically.
10. When you walk into your office and the desk is neat, clean, and orderly, you feel great!
by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. | The Ph.D. of Productivity™
- Do you sleep with your iphone/Blackberry near you?
- Do you text/email while sitting across the table from someone?
- Can you work without your email being open?
- Can you turn the TV/computer off in the evenings and just relax, read– enjoy the night?
- Does your family/staff text you rather than come talk to you or call you?
- Do you get headaches, neck pain, sore thumbs at the end of the day?
Take the 1/2 day challenge:
Reconnect with the world and the people around you by turning off your email, phone, computer, gaming system for 5 straight hours. See what you can get accomplished or who you can reconnect with!
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People who market products are very smart people! They get us at the ‘gut’ level where it is hard to say “no”. Beware of sales. Don’t be tempted to buy 2 of something because they are 1/2 off. Also be careful of buying in bulk just because the price seems right. Clutter is most often times caused by too many items.
Before buying ANYTHING be sure to ask yourself if you need it, have another one similar, can really afford the item, have space for the item. It is often a good idea to walk away and make the decision a few minutes later.
Practice delayed gratification and thinking ahead.