This is a stimulating and challenging article on the damaging effects of clutter - physical and digital - on our creativity and productivity.
Although the picture of Steve Jobs’ desk gave me hope, I know that I enjoy more productivity and inner peace when my mind and office are uncluttered.
Mikael Cho offers four ideas to help edit the noise in our lives:
1. Apply Constraints
2. Use Small Storage Spaces
3. Conduct a Monthly Review of Your Closet
4. Remove All Files From Your Desktop Daily
However, for me, nothing works better for me than Philippians 4:7-9. Notice that the peace of God in verses 7 and 9 bookend the practices of verse 8. In other words, if we put verse 8 into practice, we will know the peace of God in our lives. There’s no better foundation for creativity and productivity.