One important step to simplifying and finding the associated clarity is keeping a clean desk. And apparently clean doesn’t mean dust-free but also stuff-free. A desk free of clutter increases productivity and reduces distractions.
So this morning, the first thing I did at the office was clear off my desk. (Disclaimer: I threw a whole bunch of notebooks and stuff into that little filing cabinet drawer, but whatever, that’s a different problem.)
I should have taken a “before” picture (story of my life) but here is my “after”:
Nothing on my desk but my notebook, water, headphones, and computer/equipment. It is so clear and calming.
Look at all those icons on my monitor! I think it’s time to declutter those!!!