Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Do You Have a Clean Desk?

Do you have a clean desk? I don't. No matter how hard I try, my desk always ends up piled high. But my mess is organized chaos. I know what each pile represents, and, more importantly, what's in it. 

I admire people who don't consider their work finished for the day until they have a cleared-off work space. But I've come to accept that I'm just not one of those people - I operate successfully with paperwork piles.  (I'm also an email hoarder. The idea of a zero inbox chills my very soul; I can't tell you the number of times I've needed a years-old email.)

My tolerance for a messy desk is a bit of a puzzler given that clutter in other parts of my life drives me batty. In particular, kitchen clutter puts me in a very bad mood. And an unhappy cook is rarely a good cook. 

Whenever I feel a bit embarrassed about the state of my work space, I thank Einstein for his messy desk blessing. 

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
-- Einstein

1 comment:

  1. I think organized people generally have one area where they just let it go...otherwise it gets too stressful. Sort of a release valve. :) - K.