Sometimes procrastination can simply be a result of stress or overwhelm in your environment. So this is a good place to begin if you want to get more productive again!
How Clutter Causes Procrastination
Clutter is a major source of distraction.
Whether you know it or not, everything in your field of view is causing your brain to focus on it.
The human brain prefers to handle one task at a time, but it attempts to deal with any and everything your eyes see. So no matter what task you’re performing, the mental resources dedicated to that activity are weakened.
This kills your productivity, backs up your to-do list, and can lead to inevitable procrastination.
Researchers held a study at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute. test subjects of both sexes, different ages and demographic backgrounds all experienced the same clutter-causing results. Without getting into the scientific jargon, what basically happens is this:
“When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment.”
The lesson here is simple – clean up your workstation. Clean your home on a regular basis. Remove all clutter, and anything that is in your field of view that could distract you mentally when you are trying to perform a particular task.
Simply removing a few desktop items at your workplace can help your brain focus on the task at hand, effectively enhancing your productivity so you don’t wind up putting things off to finish them at a later date.
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