Author: Julie Walker
There are two types of people out there, people who are good at focusing on one task at a time, and people who try to do 100 things at once till they aren't able to do anything at all... from this picture I think you can tell which one I am. As I am in writing mode, I find myself constantly with 5 different windows open with way to many tabs trying to unsuccessfully load, and to scared to close any of them cause I am still trying to find that one paper, that has that one passage, that would be really good to site, at some point.
Kudos to those of you that have the focus to keep a clean desktop... or just life in general... but for those of you that do not, you are not alone. I wish I could share sage wisdom, or ten tips, or a Marie Kondo method of decluttering your brain, but alas I can not. However, I can say that telling your adviser that you deleted you last draft of your manuscript because it no longer "sparks joy", is probably not the way to go.