Productivity’s relationship to minimalism

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Nice post on the negative correlation between a cluttered workspace and productivity.

While I’ve always innately felt that I was much more productive when, as Radiohead might say, everything was in its right place, these lines from the blog entry really make sense:

A cluttered room saps one’s spirits. One reason, obviously, is that there’s less room for people in a room full of stuff. But there’s more going on than that. I think humans constantly scan their environment to build a mental model of what’s around them. And the harder a scene is to parse, the less energy you have left for conscious thoughts. A cluttered room is literally exhausting.

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