If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
Sometimes a desk just clutters. It’s not a problem if you’re focused on your work (seriously, if you are intensely occupied with what you love you could work in a pigsty), but it becomes a problem if you want to focus on … not-that-liked-work. My desk looked like this a day or two ago:
And yeah, the important stuff is there — some place for, well, in that moment holding the PS4 controller (*aehm*), but at other times, for the keyboard. But not what much time to … think.
So I added a side table (actually, a cheap picnic table) and it makes all the difference.
The side table can look like it wants too, but the main desk has to be clear. It will be interesting to see how long I can keep it up, but so far (a few days, *aehm*) it seems to work.
So yeah, it pays to invest an hour or so into changing the infrastructure of your workspace.