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CLEO (Malaysia) - - YOUR LIFE, YOUR RULES! -

“Clut­ter” doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean two-week-old take­aways cups and cof­fee-stained yearly re­ports. A day char­ac­terised by stress, panic and one (avoid­able) dis­as­ter af­ter another is also a kind of clut­ter. And a pretty com­mon one at that to be fair. (Guilty!) “A clut­tered work life is one in which peo­ple chase un­re­al­is­ti­cally high stan­dards and get stuck in a loop of com­pet­ing with peo­ple around them, which can lead to stress,” says clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist and cor­po­rate trainer Dr Tom Nehmy. “To be ef­fi­cient at work is to de­cide when you’re at ‘good enough’ and mov­ing onto the next thing,” ex­plains Nehmy. “In­stead of pun­ish­ing your­self for mis­takes, which are un­avoid­able, be en­cour­ag­ing and ac­cept­ing of the fact that you’re only hu­man,” Nehmy says. “You can never tick every sin­gle box, but when you are pri­ori­tised and at ease, you’ll find that zone of peak pro­duc­tiv­ity swiftly.”

The over­sized PJs with holes in them? Yeah, those have got to go.

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