Clutter happens and most of us get so used to it that we don’t see it anymore.
Clutter is anything that doesn’t serve you, but takes up space in your world. Removing the clutter opens up space for alertness, creativity and freedom.
It helps to view your workspace from a fresh perspective; and one way to do this is to take a picture. Look at the photograph and see what stands out. Are there any dangling cords? Any piles to be tossed or stored?
And remember, it’s not just the visual clutter (that you see and might not see) that can take up your “space” – it’s also…
- Disorganized days
- Meaningless activity
- Negative people
- Unplanned errands
- Unwanted sounds
- To-do lists that don’t get done
Identifying your productivity clutter and recognizing the importance of keeping “in-between” moments free of tasks (and digital connectivity) are refreshingly made clear in Jonathan Fields’ Embrace the Space post:
Life’s not about getting stuff done, it’s about getting the right stuff done.
It doesn’t matter how productive you are if the ideas you’re building on don’t represent the best you have to offer.
And the best you have to offer rarely ever comes when you’re filling every nook and cranny of mind-space, every waking moment of every day.
Genius comes when you disconnect from tasks and reconnect to source.
Kill the space, kill the dream.
Be mindful of the clutter you might not see; and lighten up your clutter load to open space for something new to happen.
I love inspiring workspaces; if you think you could be happier, more energized and more productive at work – call me to talk about ideas for your workspace.