Monday blues got you down? Are you missing the weekend already? A clean desk and working area may be just the thing to get your mind on the right track. Having an organized and clean workspace increases persistence by 84%!
Not only will a disorganized desk lead to misplaced documents, clutter, and frustration but a clean space can reduce stress and bacteria. Cold and flu viruses can linger for up to 24 hours, so those who clean their desk daily are less likely to get sick.
There are a lot of psychological benefits of having a clean desk.
- More likely to make healthier food choices
- Improve mental stability
- Increase productivity
- More likely to sleep better
- Improves focus
- Reduces stress
Struggling to find that Monday motivation? Start by taking a short break and cleaning your desk. Whether that be organizing a stack of papers or wiping things down with a cloth, a cleaner look may be just what you need to increase your motivation and start the week off right.
Tips to declutter your desk:
- Have a junk tray
- Color code papers and/or folders
- Label your storage
- Disinfect everyday items
- Keep only the essentials out
- Clean daily
Make it a habit – clean and organize your desk often, make it a daily activity. Cleaning doesn’t have to be dreadful; it can be used as a break and allow you to feel refreshed for the day while reducing your stress.
Read below for more ideas on how to keep your desk clean and organized
By: Amanda Overy, Marketing Intern