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The Possibilities of a Decluttered Writing Space

A clear writing space offers a clean slate

If you’re a writer, or want to be, there are many benefits to minimizing or decluttering your writing space. Here are just a few:

  • Less distraction. Distraction is a problem for virtually every writer I know—and a cluttered writing space is filled with potential distractions. Sticky-notes, business cards, books, file folders, bills, and uncompleted projects all clamor for attention. Removing them helps you to better focus on the most important project—the one you are currently working.
  • More freedom. A distraction-free writing space puts you—rather than your clutter—in charge. Now your to-do list is determined by your priorities, not by the piles on your desk.
  • Increased self-confidence. A distraction-free writing space is empowering. It’s a way to prove to yourself—and others—that you are self-directed, take your work seriously, and want to be efficient, accomplished, and thorough.
  • New opportunities. A new day brings new opportunities and the potential to accomplish something great. Walking into a writing space strewn with unfinished work from yesterday (or yesteryear) immediately anchors you to the past, burdening today’s potential with yesterday’s baggage.

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