The old saying is true, “a tidy desk is a tidy mind.” Decluttering your desk daily offers numerous benefits that can increase productivity, efficiency, and overall well-being. After all, starting each day with a clean and organized desktop or home office area helps you start the day with a clean slate and sets the tone for the rest of the workday.
The studies on this are clear: cluttered spaces can have adverse effects on our stress and anxiety levels, as well as our ability to focus, our eating choices, and even our sleep. And with workplace stress costing American businesses more than $300 billion a year in health care costs alone, it’s time to recognize the role that clutter plays in our work lives — and to do something to clean up the mess.
Here are some reasons why you should consider decluttering your desk daily: