I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japenese Art of Decluttering by Marie Kondo for my book club. And, yes, while it did have me cleaning out my closets, I found that this book helped even more when I applied the basic principles of the Japanese art of decluttering to how I approach my professional life.
Wait! Don’t leave. Hear me out on this.
In the book, Kondo explains how we’re more at peace in our mindset when we keep a tidy home. I get this. I have a hard time getting into the groove when I’m watching dog hair tumbleweeds roll past me as I’m working. In fact, if something catches my eye as being out of place or in need of a dust rag, I won’t be able to get down to business until I get my area in order.