Can a cluttered space negatively affect your writing? The relationship between messiness and creativity is more correlated than you think! Untidy, cluttered environments can create stress, trigger unwanted emotions, limit your brain’s ability to process information, and even lead to procrastination. On the other hand, cleared spaces can improve your creativity, make it easier to produce more ideas and content, and help you be more productive.

Today, Lauren brings minimalist and organization expert Jen Rao. They talk about everything from the benefits of decluttering your home to how to organize your creative space, how to deal and set boundaries with hoarders, the steps you can take towards becoming more organized, how to create a system that works for you, and much more. Don’t miss this episode, it’s a good one!

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