This move to a remote working lifestyle caught us all by surprise and our homes may not have been set up as the optimal work environment. Decluttering our physical space helps to naturally declutter our mental space—and gives us an activity while social distancing.
Things To Think About
- Clutter can lead to procrastination—the enemy of productivity.
- Clutter and mess distracts us, moving us consciously, or unconsciously, into a state of stress and uneasiness
- Sometimes even doing the bare minimum makes a difference for our productivity. For example, you don't need to do the dishes (yet), but put them all in the sink and out of view
- It can be exhausting to think about keeping a clean home on top of adapting to our new work life, but even tidying your work corner will help. We promise!
- Organize your digital environment as well—close those unneeded tabs!
- Take a minimalist approach to your desk space, organizing in a way that keeps the tools and materials you use most often close and everything else tucked away
- Having an unconventional work environment isn't all bad, it may spark creative ideas
- If you don't feel like doing it, get inspired by seeing pretty, clean spaces