Tip #1 – Hide your “to do” pile in a drawer or a closet. I always have a pile of things that I either need to look at, throw away, or file. I try not to leave that pile on my desk. Keep your work space orderly and clean.
Try an experiment. Clutter your desk up with a bunch of stuff (include water bottles, crumpled pieces of paper containing not so brilliant ideas and candy bar wrappers…come on admit it we all like candy!). Now, step back into the doorway and take a look. Not too good, huh? Now, go and clean it all up. Don’t leave anything on your desk (yes guys, you must dust…AND use a wet rag on that soda spill!). Go back and look again. Ahhhh, nice huh?
Now do that to the rest of your office! It won’t just look better; it will make you feel better too!