Follow these 3 steps to get started and create your dream Work Sanctuary:
Spend some time working through everything in your space and asking yourself this simple question:
“Does this add any value to my work?”
To help with this question, you can also spend some time becoming really clear about how you want to feel in your workspace. It may be feelings of creativity, happiness, inspired, effective, focused, calm, joyful or in control. Once you have connected with how you want to show up, clearing your clutter physically will become a little easier.
NOTE – I would suggest sorting through paperwork at the end. This can be draining due to the conscious effort required to read through each document and sort.
Once you have removed clutter from your space, it’s important to create organisational solutions so that you know where things are, such as filing papers, storing books and organising stationery.
This avoids time looking for items and supports your overall effectiveness, as well as being pleasing and efficient to your mind’s eye!
Create decluttering habits to maintain a clean and tidy space.
At the end of every working day, tidy your desk and prepare for the next day. At the end of your working week, complete step one again and remove or store away anything that does not directly support your forthcoming week.