This month is de-stress month. It's also organize your files and paperwork month. At the outset, it seems like the people who declare these things need to have a meeting. (The sheet people and the mattress people need to have one as well, but that's another post for another day.) April is the month of taxes and going through the mess you've made while you cranked through your other goals for the first quarter of the year.
Taking another perspective may help. Getting all that stuff filed, organized and put away feels great! It totally eases your stress when you take a seat in an organized space.
"There is a certain beauty to an organized space and beauty has a huge positive impact on our stress level"
I'm making an effort to get and keep my studio clean, organized, and beautiful. Studios are such personal spaces and I think that's why I'm fascinated by seeing other artist's environments. I like to see how they organize (or if they organize) and what they surround themselves with on a daily basis. Personally, I have found that the more organized I am the more I stay focused and on-task. I don't get distracted by a mess, I just make my decisions and keep moving on.
I've designed many offices over the last 20+ years. I've looked a lot at the way people work and talked to all walks of life about their ideal workplace. Organized and beautiful are two words that usually top the list of requests. Additionally, people want their spaces to reflect their personality, either through objects or images.
Over the next few weeks I'll share some of my favorite tools and tips for keeping an organized and beautiful space. Here's to a stress-free April!