The battle of tidy and messy desk is whole lot of BS. Ultimate question is: do you get goals accomplished? People have various desks, and accomplish differently… Personally I hate mess… But mess is a consequence of work. If you are anywhere like me, you will not leave desk messy, as subconsciously you will let yourself procrastinate up to a point where you will waste time.
Unlike me, there are people who can just push things aside, and get to work, even though not only their desk looks like Hiroshima and Nagasaki after A-Bomb, but their entire office/workspace is like that. Being organized is a personal preference, but overall it doesn’t have a lot to do with your achievements.
So should I clean up the desk or not?
What kind of person are you? If mess is going on your nerves, than just clean up your table and don’t go “double up on procrastination”. Guilt will negatively impact your overall emotional state. But on the other hand ..
…if you are a type of person who is overwhelmingly consumed with what you do, you would be feeling guilty for cleaning up you table. If you were doing the job you are absolutely passionate about, you would dive in it like a child. If the world was falling apart around you, you probably wouldn’t notice it.