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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Same Song, Different Day

Yep, I'm singing that same old song again.....clutter, clutter, clutter, disorganization leads to wasted time and I NEVER get it all done. I'm freaking out a bit as we get ready to start milking tomorrow. We will work together for four days, then I will have to milk on my own for five days. I'm scared and pretty much convinced I will not be able to do it all...or at least not be able to do it all well. I found the list below on Psychology Today's site and it perfectly summarizes the way I feel...sometimes I feel like I'm going to explode and when I stop to analyze why I feel that way it generally has something to do with my cluttered workspace and the feeling that I'll never get anything done because I have to clean first.

Anyone have any tips to share?

Why does mess lead to so much stress? 
  1. Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren't necessary or important.
  2. Clutter distracts us by drawing our attention away from what our focus should be on.
  3. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally.
  4. Clutter constantly signals to our brains that our work is never done.
  5. Clutter makes us anxious because we're never sure what it's going to take to get through to the bottom of the pile.
  6. Clutter creates feelings of guilt ("I should be more organized") and embarrassment, especially when others unexpectedly drop by our homes or work spaces.
  7. Clutter inhibits creativity and productivity by invading the open spaces that allow most people to think, brain storm, and problem solve.
  8. Clutter frustrates us by preventing us from locating what we need quickly (e.g. files and paperwork lost in the "pile" or keys swallowed up by the clutter).

  9. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/high-octane-women/201203/why-mess-causes-stress-8-reasons-8-remedies

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you did awesome and are going to do great!