Your Desk Setup Could Be Hurting Your Mental Health: Here's What You Can Do About It
- “I work too hard and have too much going on to keep my desk organized.”
- “It may look like a mess to you, but I know where everything is.”
- Your colleagues or supervisor may consider your piles/messes unsightly. You may know that they do, and time you spend wondering what other people think about your messy workspace is not a great use of your time. Also, if you work in close quarters with other colleagues, your mess may be a distraction to them, whether or not it’s a distraction to you.
- Getting in the habit of seeing something that's disordered and putting it into order is actually an essential behavior at the heart of many of our jobs. For instance: A writer with a chaotic pile of research about clutter/desk setups and mental health who must streamline and present that information in an organized manner. How am I doing?
- “I don’t even know where to start.”
“The Snowball Effect.”
- “But Einstein had a messy desk, right? I have a messy desk. Therefore, I’m Einstein?”