Monday Morning Office

It’s Monday Morning and I’m Ready to Work

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.

Shimmer and Zoomer Goldfish
Shimmer is the fish on the left. He’s named Shimmer because of his shiny scales. Zoomer on the right darts off when she or he feels threatened.

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.

Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home

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.

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John Holden

I've spent my life honing my landscape design and installation skills and would like to share them with you. I've worked in Fairfield County, Connecticut for over 22 years and counting. I earned a Bachelors degree in Horticulture from the University of Connecticut.

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