We all know about a cluttered work environment leads to a cluttered mind. And that causes us to be unproductive, distracted, disoriented and subject to procrastination.
If that's the case for you, I'll bet the farm that your computer's desktop is a mirror image reflection of the desk it sits on. Go ahead, take a look around your computer's desktop and see what's opened right now.
Do you have 20 or 30 text notes open, 13 browser windows on 2 different browsers with countless tabs on each currently opened to who knows what? And how about all those other programs? Instant messengers, emails, music and video players, spreadsheets, photoshop, etc etc etc.
If this sounds too familiar, then you are very likely cooking up a recipe for entrepreneurial catastrophe.
Multiple windows, tabs and applications leads to information overload and as a by product, a computer that is likely to crash or at least slow down sometimes to a grinding halt. Leaving them open for days leads to mental meltdowns as you lose track of what you set out to do. This lack of focus can be a death blow to any entrepreneur.
My recommendation to you is to focus on one or two tasks at a time. Each night before you go to sleep, you should wrap up what you're doing on the computer and put it to sleep, closing all those tabs and browser windows, saving and closing notes and documents, signing off chats, or at least, set them to away or dnd, and finally, quitting the applications.
This will go a long way in restoring sanity, clarity, focus and productivity as you'll find that in most cases, if you didn't get to something that day, chances are, it wasn't important enough to your business anyway.
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