The Everest on Your Desk Gremlin
On your desk: Painkillers, unpaid bills, and a brownish bamboo “luck” shoot. On the counter: overdue library books, tiny packets of ketchup, and gewgaws galore. On a very subconscious level, the stuff is blocking your light. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter, Ph.D., says, “In our minds, we view this clutter as unfinished business, a constant reminder that our work is not done, and in cases of chronic clutter, never done.” Suddenly, out of the depths, a bad mood surfaces—and not only for neatniks. Most people don't directly associate mess with stress,” says Bourg Carter.