There’s a saying that a tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind. (Or that a spotless house is the sign of a wasted life . . . )
With VPNs and the like, more and more of us work from home, where there’s no boss to drop by and be horrified at the state of your work area.
But the problem is that having a messy desk, with lots of clutter and things on the go, makes it really hard to concentrate on what you should be doing. You’d be astonished at how much time is lost to diversions (picking up some easy / interesting work when what you should be doing gets boring / difficult), or looking for stuff that’s ‘in this pile somewhere’.
So seeing as it’s Monday, set yourself the task this week of having a really good clear out of all the clutter. Put an hour in your diary to go through all that stuff, and either bin it, or file it.
Who knows - although December is a short working month, you might find that by getting organised in the first place, you get a whole lot more done.