November 22, 2010

Simple Beginnings

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.


Carrie said...

I LOVE it when my desk is clean. I feel more mentally organized and at peace when it is. (Hence my huge push to finish up review copies by the end of this year.) I just want to clean off the desk and have a fresh, clean feel about me for 2011!

Lisa notes... said...

How appropriate! I cleaned off my computer desk this weekend, and it feels SO wonderful. It only took 10-15 minutes, and I've been living with it cluttered, feeling miserable every time I passed it, for about 3 months.

Looking forward to what you're going to share for 2011.