It’s the second Monday of 2019. New Year’s resolutions should be semi-sticking right now, hopefully you’re taking the stairs in the morning, drinking more water and constantly peeing. Working on yourself is brilliant.Putting in the effort right at the beginning of the year sets you up for a fresh spring season where you can shed the layers and begin the see the payoff from your commitments. Looking inwards is profound; the answers you’re looking for are most likely found by taking one look at your desk. #CleanOffYourDeskDay takes place every year on the second Monday of January to help us prioritize office clean up. You might think you have a handle on it, but a disorganized workspace can be a reflection of your mental state and a sign you’re rushing along and not taking the space to clear your mind and clean off your desk.
So, symbolically take some time to giving a loving look over the space where you spend so much of your time and the desk that has supported so many of your great ideas. Below are 5 ways to tidy up your desk for #CleanOffYourDeskDay
- Start with sorting
Examine your desk and establish what kind of groupings you can make with what your collection of stuff. Group like with like, loose papers go together, pens and paperclips in their own piles and of course a miscellaneous pile too. Sort through each group and recycle or throw away anything that you don’t absolutely need. This process gets tough as your attention starts to wander to something less menial after twenty minutes. Learn to enjoy the process! To cut through brain fog and find focus, inhale Mental Essentials Lemon Essential Oil.
- Don’t stack that kind of paper
If you’re going to have a thick stack of papers on your desk, please let it be currency. Loose leaf papers are the enemy of a tidy desk, so sift through those suckers and see what you can file, and what you can access digitally.
- Go digital
Use your phone to take pictures of papers including receipts and any documents and file them digitally. Recycle the papers knowing that the record is safe and sound so long as its stored securely.
- Tidy your device
If you work an office job or are a student, then chances are the space on your desk and your device are scarce. Go through your device after you’ve finished your desk and examine how you can increase storage and access your things quickly.
- Create an ambiance
Make your desk something that you truly enjoy using, day after day. Maybe bring some family photos, or get some greenery going with low maintenance plants like a cactus. Practicing aromachology through essential oils is the best way to keep your brain uplifted and focused while at work. Diffuse a blend in your Mood Memory diffuser, and feel benefits of Mental Essentials essential oils. Blend together Ylang Ylang for presence and Bergamot for confidence while you’re at your desk. You’ll feel uplifted and mindful while you’re working away.