Find Instant Stress Relief at Work

29 Dec Find Instant Stress Relief at Work

Is your monitor covered with post-it notes? Is your desktop hidden under stacks of papers, or your guest chair buried under a pile of who knows what?

There’s a direct link between your cluttered desk and your energy level, your mood and your ability to focus at your desk.

The clutter on your desk competes for your attention in the same way a toddler might stand next to you annoyingly repeating, “water, water, water, water, I want water….” This type of annoyance wears down your mental resources and you’re more likely to become frustrated and exhausted easily.

How does a messy desk lead to so much stress? 

  1. Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that isn’t necessary or important.
  2. Clutter distracts us and draws our attention away from what our focus should be on.
  3. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax.

Give it a go, de-clutter and clear your desk before the New Year. Protect your focus and your mood by giving yourself the gift of a clear stress free physical space to do your best work.

Grace Estripeaut
grace@miracle.org