Having clutter around is a major reason why we often struggle to be productive. Our physical environment has a major influence on our mindset, our emotions and our behaviours.
When we have a cluttered environment around us, it can:
- Demotivate us.
- Cause us to work inefficiently.
- Affect our relationship with those who are also exposed to the environment.
- Cause us to lose respect with clients, colleagues or loved ones.
- Deter others from wanting to work with us.
A cluttered physical environment is usually a symptom of a cluttered mind. This can affect our ability to focus and be creative, and cause us to get distracted easily. In order to increase our productivity, we must start paying more attention to our physical environment.