Organize the Clutter
Taken from: Letting Go of Worry. Copyright © 2011 by Linda Mintle. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. Used by permission.
If you are often running around your office like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, thinking, “I’m late. I’m late, for a very important date!” you may need to declutter. You control your workspace. Organize it so that clutter does not add more stress to the job itself. Clutter can create distraction. Distraction slows you down, which can cause you to miss deadlines or turn in late assignments. And somewhere in all that mess, you may have something important to work on that you have forgotten about.
It is amazing how clearing papers off your desk can clear your head. Or how organizing files and putting things where they belong can reduce stress. When things are in order, you can find what you need quickly, minimize distractions, and move faster on the job.