If the sight of your inbox overwhelms you, if you can’t ever locate that file you need when you need it, if you have stacks of paper piling up on your desk and so many sticky notes you can’t see your monitor, it’s time to declutter.
Spend a day cleaning out your inbox. Unsubscribe to lists that are no longer serving you, file emails into folders, set up filtering rules and canned email templates. Take an afternoon to clean up your desk and office space so that you can’t get distracted by clutter in your physical environment. Spend a morning taking all of your sticky notes and random to-do lists and putting them into a task management tool so that you can finally put intention (and a deadline!) behind each of those tasks.
When your business is free of clutter, you can clearly see what needs to be done, you can focus your time and energy more intentionally, and you can start to prepare both yourself and your business for bigger things to come.Read More