Day 11: The Clutter Connection Adds to Creator Burnout

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Content creators don't consider the clutter connection when looking at burnout. Yet creativity can grind to a halt when there is clutter taking up a workspace.


  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • Fasting – No Food, Water Only
  • A small bowl of tossed green salad with tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers and avocadoes
  • Homemade ginger/carrot dressing
  • Small bowl of vegetable soup


  • Today we bought and installed Fluent Booking by WP Manage Ninja. We installed them on 11 websites in the Life Long Productions network. Getting them up and running, and watching the tutorial videos is a small but necessary learning curve. The plugin will allow us to book podcasts and group coaching through that plugin and integrate the guests into our CRM.
  • We also set up individual accounts with Auphonic for each of the podcasts in the Life Long Productions network. Auphonic does the sound balancing for standard podcast and standard Video sound creation.


Today we got a note from Amazon telling us we need to add a disclaimer to our blog posts if we use affiliate links. We have a template set up on every page of the site to disclose that very information. It occurred to me today when looking at the way that the bots process HTML code vs. Advanced Custom Fields or templates pulled into a page – read the information differently. In order for us to be in compliance with Amazon, the disclaimer needs to be in the actual HTML text itself.  Got it. Now we have to go back and fix that on all our blogs.



In the mornings at the gym, I’m greeted by name by all my new friends. I call them by name, they call me back by name. I met two new male swimmers this morning. I’ve seen them before, but never had a chance to say hello as they were across the pool. Today we exchanged pleasantries. My goal is to always be the first to smile and say hello.

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I was a bit competitive in my workouts this morning. Didn’t plan on it, but swimming next to some younger, more fit swimmers, I found myself trying to outswim them at every turn. There were no prizes or anyone keeping score – I was just driving myself to go a little harder and faster.

What is The Clutter Connection?

The clutter connection is a big contributor to content creator burnout. Yet creativity can grind to a halt when there is clutter taking up a workspace. Oddly enough, clutter, and I’m talking the stuff on your desk right now, staplers, a piggy bank, an extra USB drive, a book, drinks, bills, Kleenex, an eyeglasses holder, a keychain, a photo of your fishing trip, it all competes for your attention when you sit down to create a blog or answer an email.

Clutter can impact a content creator’s creativity and ability to concentrate. Clutter in a workspace or living area can have several negative effects on a person’s mindset and productivity, including content creators. Here are some ways in which clutter can interfere with creativity and concentration:


Clutter can be visually distracting. When you have a room filled with various items and objects, your eyes can be drawn in different directions, making it difficult to focus on the task at hand.

The Clutter Connection Creates Stress and Anxiety

Excessive clutter can create a sense of chaos and overwhelm, leading to increased stress and anxiety. This emotional state can hinder creativity and concentration.

Reduced Physical Space

Clutter takes up physical space, leaving less room for you to move around comfortably. Limited space can make it challenging to work efficiently and can be particularly frustrating for content creators who need various tools and equipment.

Difficulty Finding Needed Items

In a cluttered environment, finding specific items, such as computer cables, books, or equipment, can be time-consuming and frustrating. This can disrupt your workflow and break your concentration.

Negative Energy

Some people believe that clutter can carry negative energy and affect the overall atmosphere of a room. A cluttered and chaotic space may not feel conducive to creativity and focused work.

The Clutter Connection Masks Inspiration

A cluttered environment can be uninspiring. It may be challenging to come up with creative ideas when surrounded by disorganized and chaotic surroundings.

Ways to Solve the Clutter Connection

To address these issues and improve your creativity and concentration as a content creator, consider the following tips:

  • Declutter Regularly: Set aside time to declutter your workspace and living areas. Donate or discard items you no longer need.
  • Organize and Store: Invest in storage solutions like shelves, cabinets, and organizers to keep your items organized and easily accessible.
  • Designate a Workspace: If possible, create a dedicated workspace for your content creation. Keep it tidy and organized to enhance productivity.
  • Minimize Distractions: Remove unnecessary items and distractions from your workspace. Keep only the tools and materials you need for your work.
  • Establish a Routine: Develop a daily routine that includes designated work hours and breaks. This can help you stay focused and productive.
  • Personalize Your Space: Add elements to your workspace that inspire and motivate you, such as artwork, plants, or decor that reflects your creative style.
  • Digital Organization: Organize your digital files and documents to reduce digital clutter on your computer.

Remember that everyone has different tolerance levels for loose, random items in a room so it’s essential to find a balance that works for you as you learn your own clutter connection and how it affects your personal creativity. Some people thrive in minimalistic, clutter-free environments, while others may feel comfortable with a bit of organized chaos. Experiment with different approaches to see what helps you achieve your best creative work and concentration.

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Recommended Resources:
The Clutter Corner Podcast
Mini Trampoline for 90-second workouts
The Sentimental Person’s Guide to Decluttering
Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Nobody Wants Your Sh*t: The Art of Decluttering Before You Die

Decluttering Workbook: The Essential Guide to Organize and Declutter Your Home and Life With Exercises and Checklists
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My Journey Back

Today’s Body:



7.30 Hours | Min


112 oz.




Calories In


Calories Burned

Cal Burned:



147.6 lbs


24.00 Hours | Min


On a scale of 1 to 10 – (10 being fantastic) I was a 10 all day.




  • 250 yards warm down
  • 15 min – water running
  • 15 min – high knees / butt kicks
  • 15 min – kicking
  • 250 yards warm down
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