Mise en Place means "everything in it's place." Chefs practice this to run their kitchens efficiently. My father managed his tools in the garage this way.
Then why does our digital life seem so disorganized and disoriented?
In this NPR article, instructor Lipuma at the Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA),:
"The world is a giant gerbil wheel right now," Lipuma says. "I think if we just became a little bit more organized, a little bit more mise-en-place, [understand] what we really need and only do what we really need, I think we'll have more time" — time for what's important, he says.
"You'll be able to sit down at the table with your kids and actually cook a meal. Get up a little bit earlier so you could breathe. You want to greet the day."
And that sounds marvelous!