Why An Organized Workspace Can Help You Write

By on December 17, 2019

If you want to be a more productive writer, you need to take stock of how organized you are. Being highly organized might not suit your creative self, but without investing some time into making your workspace a more practical, efficient and streamlined place to work you could actually be blocking your creativity with clutter and distractions that prohibit you from working your best.

So what should you get organized and clear out your workspace today?

You’ll know where everything is

Writers need several tools nearby to help make it easier to write. There is nothing more annoying than being in the ‘writing zone and finding you don’t have your notebook/ journal/pen to hand that you need to create the next bit of your story. By making sure that you free yourself from clutter and by finding a place for everything, you can ensure that you won’t end up spending the majority of your writing time looking for those necessary items that you ‘had just a moment ago.’

You’ll reduce distractions

It’s very very easy for writers to find reasons to procrastinate and the more distracted by clutter you are, the easier it will be to find excuses not to write. By cleaning your workspace and keep your desk tidy you’ll find it much easier to focus and will probably get a lot more done as a result. Try tidying your workspace and see if it has a positive effect on the number of words you manage to get out and onto the page!

You’ll become more business-minded

If you don’t treat your writing seriously then you can’t expect to improve at it, or to have confidence in it. Think about it, what would happen if you turned up to you'd day job in your pajamas, spreading toast crumbs everywhere, with post-it notes and pieces of crumpled paper and old coffee cups all around you? It just wouldn’t be acceptable. So get into a more business0like mindset and keep your workspace tidy, actually show up for your writing and take yourself seriously when you do and you’ll soon find that your confidence and positivity soar and your writing productivity increases as a result.

You’ll feel more positive

Talking about positivity, it has actually been scientifically proven that a clear workspace can help promote positivity and leave you with a clear, calm mind. Being able to focus, feeling productive and inspired are all so important and all interlinked. So the more prolific and effective a writer you become, the more you’ll enjoy it and the more positive you feel, which will make you want to do it more. A organized workspace will keep you focused on your goals, in a positive mindset and able to achieve so much more.

Do you believe in keeping your workspace organized? Share your thoughts with us here!

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