I have far too much stuff. I’m a sentimental person, so if you’re anything like me then you’ll have stacks of papers, old artworks, and every birthday card you ever received. I’m not saying you have to throw it out, though I definitely need to do a seasonal clear out for the Sallies, but at least de-clutter your work space.
If your desk is messy and there is clutter in your peripheral vision when you’re working, it makes it much harder to get motivated and stay focussed. Set yourself up so your working area is clean and study/work-friendly, so supplied with everything you need around you.
If it’s really THAT bad, find suitable storage options to keep it out of sight and out of mind till doing a proper spring clean comes to the top of your newly prioritised to do list. I need to hunt out some better (preferably NZ made and recycled) options, but Kikki.K does some lovely bright storage solutions that make you feel ever so slightly better about stashing stacks of paper in them.