Do you ever get the feeling you are drowning in paper? It seems that no matter how much work I get done, the paper multiplies.
This is the pile that isn't quite as important. It hangs out behind me so I don't look at it all day. If I looked at it all day I think I would go crazy. And yes my desk drawer is still broken. I refuse to pay $40 to get it fixed.
This is the pile of paper next to my computer. It should be all the important stuff that I'm working on or that my boss gives to me that he thinks is important to work on. See that folder up there...that's from a meeting three weeks ago. I'm supposed to type up what was decided and email it around the country. Ask me how far I've gotten on that. Don't you just love the pattern of the paper to match the desk curve? That was accidental but looks cool.
My steno pad is what keeps me on track. Well sort of. I write down any phone messages and then I also scribble any notes that I think are important. I keep them around for a year in a drawer. I'm not sure what good that does since I don't date anything. But it makes me feel important.
The sad thing is that I hate to have clutter. Some days I'll try and straighten it up and clear stuff off. But then it just grows again.