It is Winter Break across campus and the cultural center that is my work place is closed until January. It has been quiet this week and today I used the silence to get organized.
I added personal photos to my bulletin board, hung a piece of artwork I found stashed away on a shelf, cleaned up my bookcase in preparation of creating a reference library, and organized all the paperwork I have been hoarding for the past (almost) four months.
And it felt good.
I forgot how much organizing frees me up. It acts as a clearing not only of my physical space, but of my mind. It helps me focus, but more importantly it gives my mind the space needed to create. New ideas flow and energy returns.
This was a good reminder. Forget Spring cleaning. Winter cleaning has begun. (Now, if I can just do the same for my apartment).