Well they say that, don’t they? Whoever “they” might be. That if you a tidy desk you can think straight.
I know for me this is certainly true. In fact it is very true.
We have a room in our house that is known as the office. It has a desk in in and a computer.
And a dog cage
And a pile of books
And old papers
And a chest of drawers
You get the picture. It was also the dumping ground recently for all the cardboard boxes that seem to arrive on an almost daily basis with another product to review “that needs to go to the dump but in the meantime I will sling it in there and shut the door”.
It got to the point last week that you couldn’t get in the room at all. It was like something out of a Channel 4 documentary on hoarding.
Until Tuesday when I attacked it with a bin bag.
It was only as I stood back that I realised my mood had lifted too. And my va va voom for blogging. I had so many posts to write, so many things to do, and just hadn’t got around to them as I balanced on my laptop on my knee in the lounge for the past few months I could never concentrate.
I now have a desk, with space. And a chair. Ergonomic leaning things are all well and good but they are crap when you have to sit on them all day. I say sit, I mean balance on your knees.
I treated myself to a new chair and can now focus on what needs to be done each day. Ploughing through a monster “to do” list, getting things done and out of my head.
Boy do I feel better.
How about you? Do you work better on a clean desk or do you thrive on chaos?