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Why Organizing Your Work Space Can Make You Productive

'Make a change, keep only what is part of your life NOW.' - Marie Kondo

It makes you focus on what is more important

Keeping a bag of clothes that don’t fit anymore will only be a constant reminder of resolutions you’ve failed to keep. Start afresh by donating them to a charity and then focus on new, obtainable goals for the next few months.

“Most of us will be familiar with the pattern of keeping things we never use,” explained organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo. “Even if we don't particularly like them, we keep them on the off-chance they may come in handy again in the future.

“So make a change, keep only what you use, and is part of your life NOW. Belongings from the past don't represent who you are anymore.”

It gives you fulfillment

Kondo insists that as soon as you start dusting and cleaning, you will feel motivated to tackle other issues in your life. Get through all the tiresome housework and then make a list of anything you want to change about your current situation.

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“As you de-clutter and organize your house or your room, you are subconsciously organizing the chaos in your mind,” she revealed [via Huffington Post]. “It can be a form of mindfulness, distracting your brain from real life issues, and allowing you to feel a sense of achievement in organizing your physical space before tackling the cause of your mental disorder.”

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Clean office = clean mind

Making sure your work space is bright and tidy has a huge impact on your morale. We spend so much time at work that dirty keyboards or cluttered desks will hardly help us maximize our productivity.

“A couple of minutes spent cleaning and de-cluttering your work space can have a significant impact on your concentration and focus throughout the day,” says expert Rachel Barton. “Leaving nothing to distract you from focusing on the work in front of you!”