1. A cluttered desk
Marie Kondo was definitely on to something when she began her war on clutter. According to research, disorganisation and visual clutter overloads your brain, draining your brain power and ability to focus. And if there’s any surface that seems to attract clutter like a magnet, it’s our work desks. From stacks of printouts and paperwork to random knick-knacks, the likelihood that you’re currently working in the middle of mess is pretty high. And chances are it’s hurting your mind too.
Solution: Take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book and set aside a few hours to declutter your work desk. Keep only what you absolutely need and want on your desk, and store or dispose of the rest.
See also: What Clutter Does To Your Brain And Body