I have finally figured out the cyclical nature of my psyche as it relates to my cleanliness around the office. I clean up when I’m energized and excited to be "on task" on a project…totally engaged, etc. When that juice wanes for whatever reason like interruptions, doing work that’s not so pleasurable, etc…the clutter returns and seems to exponentially grow until the pain is too great. (Cue the whirlwind graphics and Wayne’s World music) The cycle then rinses and repeats.
I’m not sure why I haven’t really picked up on this until now. Maybe it’s because my desk looks like an ad for Pledge and Hefty waiting to happen. Power up the shredder dear….it’s time.