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.
The “sit-stand desk” is the optimal choice, because you can sit for a portion of the day and stand for the other portion.
Put your monitor high enough to keep your neck straight, set your keyboard position for 90 degree elbows, and your desk height for feet flat on the floor.
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