The title grabbed my attention, How to Keep Your Desk Clear. I want that, I thought.
I read. I re-read.
I thought about how I could make it happen for my desks, at work and at home. I implemented some of the suggestions at work right away.
Who knew a clear desk could make such a difference?
But it has! In my attitude, my focus and my productivity.
It's been nearly three years since I declared 2008 the Year of Peace and Simplicity (relive the journey under the Yearly Themes tab at the top of the page). When the year ended, I intended to make it a life-long process, but it hasn't quite worked that way. Simplicity is wooing me again. I find myself letting go and rearranging and seeking to make the most of what we have, to treasure it.
I'll be writing more about that in the days and months to come. For today, I'm thankful for a clear desk.