When I’m in my office, I want to feel on top of things.
I imagine it like I’m rowing across a sparkling blue ocean on a beautiful clear day. There’s a lot happening underneath the surface, but on top, it’s clear, spacious and beautiful, as the boat moves steadily forward.
…Unfortunately, what I often feel is: overwhelmed, squashed in and crowded, like I’m drowning under piles of papers and suffocating amidst the pressure of unfinished tasks.
When it gets this bad, you’ll often find me taking the laptop to the kitchen or the dining room table, to avoid the office altogether!