Mental Clutter, How it Depletes Your Energy and Productivity

Mental and physical clutter causes distraction, anxiety, anxiousness and stress. All of these feelings will weigh on you mentally and will deplete you of your energy and decrease your productivity. Don’t we have enough stress at work already? Here are some tips to help you with mental clutter.

Save time looking for things. Have a home for everything in your office. Know where everything is and be able to find it quickly without too much thinking involved.

Reduce paper piles. How does it make you feel when you walk into somebody’s office and see piles of paper everywhere? If you are disorganized, think about the vibe you are sending out about how you work. Looking at the piles throughout the day will cause stress and anxiety.

Plan, prepare and write things down. Get all your thoughts about what you have to do, where you have to be and what you have to schedule out of your mind and onto paper/electronics. This will greatly reduce your mental clutter.

Have you missed important client appointments or missed out on potential clients because you couldn’t locate a phone number or couldn’t remember when you were supposed to attend a meeting? Think about how you are viewed by potential clients. Get yourself organized mentally and physically and watch your business flourish.

Find time to declutter. Make a plan to declutter on your off time. Weekends would be better. If you decide to do it after work, you may be too tired and stressed from the day and the last thing you want to do is tear apart your office. Plan to do it during a time when you have little to no distractions.

Clear the mental clutter before you go to bed. Are you thinking about work before you go to bed? Are you waking up in the middle of the night thinking of things you need to get done the next day? Write it down before you go to bed. Keep paper and pen by your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night, jot down your thoughts to have a restful sleep.

We have enough going on in our personal lives. When we try to remember work happenings and things to do, if we don’t write them down or keep track of them we tend to forget. When you try to keep everything in your mind without writing them down it causes mental clutter and weighs on us heavily even if you don’t realize it. Organize your thoughts.

Also remember to eat healthy and exercise which will help with mental clutter.

Organize!! Energize!!


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