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While most of us strive towards neatness, being super organized and tidy isn’t always possible. Being unorganized and messy, on the other hand, comes easy to most.
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Being in a mess is akin to breaking free of rules, norms and expectations, and the unkemptness lends itself to the flowing of mind’s juices. Keeping things tidy and cleaning up all the time can also hamper productivity by being a form of procrastination.
A mess can be looked upon as a wildness, a certain freedom of the mind.
While a garden is all neat and organized, a wild jungle has its unique creative beauty.
Some people do the least to get just enough benefit. They can work hard, but only for a short amount of time. They always procrastinate with everything from cleaning to...
You make messiness and procrastination part of your identity when you don't want to do something you have to do and use the excuse that it is just "who you are."
For example, you want to clean up after yourself, but you also don’t want to clean up, and then think, "This is me. Yes, I’m a lazy, procrastinating mess.”
As long as you're conflicted about your preferences and the ways you've chosen to identify yourself, you have a problem.
It could be that you don't want to disappoint yourself and clearing the lowest hurdles possible. You are choosing a lifestyle of avoidance and low expectations.
Acting without first reflecting can make things worse. Regularly reviewing how you spend your time will give you insight into how you got to your present state, how to move forward strategically...
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