Mr. Cowell is right. Piles of clutter and heaps of paperwork can drive you nuts. Your mind goes a thousand places and pretty soon you also have a cluttered brain.
Being cluttered eats away at productivity. You pick it up, put it down and leave the room and wonder what you’d gone in there for. You search through piles of papers to see what needs doing first and then search through piles of papers to see what needs doing next.
The continual hunting for things – from the heels you want to wear to the car keys to the American Express bill that is past due – is exhausting. Every time you have to hunt, you’ve wasted productive time.
Until next time …