What’s gathering dust in your workspace that needs to be tossed out? What artwork needs to be removed? And what clutter needs to be better organized? It’s time to organize your office.
A personal sense of order is important for creativity, says Jonathan Fields, author of “Uncertainty: Turning fear and doubt into fuel for brilliance.” You don’t necessarily have to be neat and tidy, but you need to know what you have and where you have it.
“Without organizational systems, your brain has to work harder to hold virtual organizational structures in its circuitry,” says Fields. This taxes the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for willpower, so you’re more prone to distractions. And distractions pull you away from important creative projects.
Take time today to shape up your space.
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