A cluttered house guarantees a cluttered mind. At least that’s how it is with me.
When I sit down to write, if there are dirty dishes in the sink, laundry piled up, or my couch is dripping with books and magazines, I don’t have the clarity to write. Other things that keep me from producing good words are unpaid bills, unresolved emotional conflicts, poor nutrition, and fatigue.
But there’s one thing that clutters my mind more than anything else. Spiritual disorder.
I can focus on putting every other part of my life house in line, but if my relationship with Jesus Christ gets out of sorts, then my writing suffers. This is not something I can de-clutter on my own. No matter how much effort I put into my projects, I build in vain without a good cleaning from the Master Author.
What clutters your writing life?
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.