When you are struggling and clear thinking seems like an impossibility, clearing physical clutter can give you sharp, focused thinking. Maybe you are working on a project and you feel stalled or maybe you have been dealing with writer’s block or creativity blocks. It is frustrating, I know. But there is a speedy method to get you back on track.
Instead of trying to think your way out of it, “do” your way out of it. Take on an unrelated task that you can finish in a reasonable amount of time. For example, clean out and wash your car, clean out a closet, clean out and organize a dresser drawer, clean off the top of your desk, clean out a file… even just one file, or organize your silverware drawer… choose any task where you can go from chaos or disorganization to clean, pristine, and organized.
This simple technique brings amazing calm, clear focus to your mind. I use this technique when I feel my concentration or creativity fading. Upon completion of my organizing task, I find myself able to solve mental puzzles and come up with creative solutions. My mind appreciates the new order and I find it to be freeing and liberating.
Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.
Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life Coach and Transformational Author of multiple books.