One of the biggest killers of creativity - for me - is clutter. I like things neat and in their places.
What I like and what I get are not often the same thing!
I do try, though, so one of the things on my to-do list for today is to shut down the computer and reorganize the mess that used to be my office.
Because my husband and I both have to go to work tomorrow, I have to do laundry. Not my favorite thing, but it is a win-win situation. We get clean clothes, and my house gets straightened.
My office will be neat and orderly again and I won't make myself crazy trying to keep a pile from toppling over because the one page I need is on the bottom.
I've heard that creative minds are supposed to be messy, but honestly, I think that sentiment was first voiced by someone who just didn't like to straighten up.
God is a God of order. We see it in the world around us - his creation. We are created in his image. Order just feels right and good to us, doesn't it?
I'm not talking about such rigidity that you can't put a glass of tea down while you check the mail... I just mean, that over all there is a sense of freedom and rightness in your creative space that let's you get on with your work without your brain urging you to run away and hide.
Whether your space is the kitchen table, a corner of your bedroom or a fully equipped office, take time to look at it today with an eye to creating order and peace. What do you need to do to make it work?
Purge File Shelve Label Decorate Stock
Maybe all of the above?
Me too. I'm going to do that now. Oh, and the laundry... mustn't forget the laundry.
Praying for you today.