In much the same way as a computer will eventually grind to a halt if the essential housekeeping isn’t attended to – caches and cookies cleared, disks cleaned up and defragged, recycle bin emptied – our ability to function is impaired when our minds and our surroundings become cluttered in both the physical and metaphoric sense.
My office space is best described as ‘bijou’ and by last night it had reached a crisis point. All manner of detritus had found its way on to the desk, bookshelves and cabinets. It had gotten so bad that I could feel my energy draining away as soon as I entered the room.
Today has been a day of clearing and decluttering and, whilst it has been frustrating not to be achieving anything productive, the lift in energy brought about by the cleared space is noticeable.
The room is still snug but I have space and air and thoughts can now circulate. It’s a nice feeling. A gratifying experience.
Tomorrow there is more to do before I can settle down to work but I am actually looking forward to finishing the task.
If your energy levels have been low take a look at your surroundings to see where the drain might be coming from. Does your working or living space need some serious decluttering?