Arrange your home and workspace in the way that creates calm and focus for you.

Everyone is different. It takes some experimentation, but you'll be able to start finding your patterns and building on them.

For example, I find words can get stuck in my head and distract me, so I'm extremely careful about what is visible. At home I cover my tissue boxes so I don't have the brand name showing. In hotel rooms I put all those cards they leave everywhere into a drawer and I instantly feel better.

Another pattern that works for some people is a completely clean surface. For these folks, it really helps to designate cupboard space in their kitchens for appliance garages and easy to grab cooking items.

I like open space, but totally open turns out to flummox me with too many choices. Instead I stock the edges of my space with only what I need most often or wish to encourage myself to use. I leverage this pattern to get tasks done by putting that item in the "launch pad" area of my desk.

@discardia so, my place is a mess currently, unorganised piles of stuff everywhere. Working on clearing it up (and removing undesired items from my home). Sometimes people suggest I put shelves up, on the wall(s). The open kind. Those cause me as much anxiety as having everything out in the open, like now. I prefer to hide stuff in drawers and behind doors (in an organised way!)

I don't know other people that dislike shelves as much as I do (I tolerate them in the bathroom for towel storage).

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