One of my rituals on office days is to clean the office before starting work. I can’t decide if cleaning is a stalling tactic or productivity tweak.
Clutter is a huge productivity killer for me. My brain can’t start solving problems or being creative in clutter.
Everything in it’s place and a place for everything.
I keep a bottle of Windex and paper towels in the office to clean the desktop, computer monitor and everything else on my desk. A damp paper towel picks up dust and has yet to scratch my computer monitor.
A quick run of the vacuüm across the floor keeps Theo’s furballs at bay for at least the morning.
The fish tank looked a little cloudy so I siphoned out some water, cleaned the glass and topped off the tank.
My children won Shimmer and Zoomer at a carnival 4 years ago. I often glance over at their tank and see them staring at me trying to convince me to feed them more.
The last touch is to light a Candle. A candle sets the tone for the day by relaxing me. I save the candle for when I’ll be in the office most of the day.
I also cleaned, fed and watered Minnie. Here’s a video of Minnie, named after Minnie Mouse because of her black ears, if you’re interested.
Time to get to work.