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Barbara Steckly

Barbara Steckly

Is Your Disorganized Office Holding You Back?

You see, there’s more to having a disorganized office than assaults the eye. You could actually be holding yourself back from making more money! Now, that will never do.

 As a businessperson, so much of your success depends on your mindset, your positive attitude. When you think about it, clutter is like visual noise. The messier your environment, the more it’s figuratively screaming at you, nagging you, making you feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and out of control.

Unorganized junk piled up around you is a constant reminder of things you haven’t yet accomplished. Naturally, this can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, completely the opposite of the psychological mindset that’s necessary for efficiency, maximum achievement, and success.

Before Organizaiton

It’s Just Sorting, I Can Do That!

How many times have we told ourselves, “I don’t need outside help. I can do all this sorting myself. I will just get to it this weekend.” How’s that working for you?

In essence, the very fact that you don’t ever get around to it, that you perpetually procrastinate the organizing ordeal, as you see it, can make you feel even more of a failure, which, of course, results in more negative feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

Neuroscientists at Princeton University looked at people’s task performance in organized versus disorganized environments. They found that excess “stuff” clogging up your surroundings can negatively impact your ability to focus and process information. The results of the study showed that physical disorder in your surroundings competes for your attention, resulting in decreased performance and increased stress.

 You feel defeated, hopeless, and lethargic when you’re surrounded by a mess.  Being organized, in contrast, boosts your energy and gives you a positive psychological outlook. You’re not only much more capable of mentally prioritizing your activities and accomplishing your goals, but you actually feel more motivated to start doing it.

During OrganizationBeing disorganized also has a strong relationship with your level of health and well-being.  Clutter and chaos contribute to high levels of stress, which can lead to depression, dysfunctional relationships, even chronic illness, not to mention your capacity to be productive in your business.

There Are Benefits to Organization!

Certainly, there’s something to be said about organizing being a cathartic, purging activity that helps you let go of the past. Often bad memories are associated with those little emotional landmines from days gone by that we thought we should save. In your office, it’s energetically freeing to eliminate anything that negatively affects you or makes you doubt yourself and your dreams.

Our PCS S.W.A.T. team can help you renew your workspace. Together we’ll eradicate anything unhelpful and depressing, leaving it effectively organized with everything you need in its place. Once all the oppressive untidiness is gone, you’ll feel more resilient and in control, empowered to face any challenges that come your way. You’ll find yourself more focused and able to concentrate. Soon, you and your business will be working at higher levels of efficiency.

After Organization

You’ll even sleep better at night!

Typically, disorganized people who are often running behind may feel that the best way to get caught up is to cut back on sleep. Sound familiar?

We all know self-care is so essential for you as an entrepreneur when you are the sole source of your income. Sleeping only a few hours at night is not going to make you more successful. In fact, the quality and quantity of your sleep directly affect your emotional balance, productivity, and physical vitality. Being organized, you just naturally get more time out of your day. Also, you have the peace of mind to sleep deeper at night when you know everything is in order and in its place.

A study from Psychological Science found being organized can have a positive input on what you’re eating. Yes, being organized can even help you lose weight. Who knew? Specifically, the study found people who worked in a neat space were two times as likely to pick an apple to eat versus a chocolate bar when compared to those who were working in an organized, messy workspace who tended to snack on junk foods at their desk.

In conclusion, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, and financially speaking, your life will be better with Preferred Client Services in it, clearing away your clutter and making the space for your success.

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