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.
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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.
Studies are pointing out a link towards being messy and being creative, with chaos and clutter fostering new connections and creative insights.
While a garden is all neat and organized, a wild jungle has its unique creative beauty.
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Maybe your super organized co-worker will share the rules she sets up in her inbox. Or maybe try setting up a calendar with a neat co-worker that you both share to keep yourself accountable.
Spend 5 minutes each morning preparing your task list to have only accomplishable tasks that fit the time you have available. Keep other tasks on a holding list for another day.
"Cleanliness is next to godliness," theologian John Wesley said in a sermon.
When we see clutter, we can't think of anything else until it is dealt with. This feeling has intensified as more people have had to live and work at home. Researchers confirmed that disorganized or cluttered workspaces seem to increase stress and anxiety.