Why You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed About How Messy You Are
Say 'yes' to mess.
Almost everything in our world is neatly and systematically packed. Our community is doing its best to keep things organized. However, if you think about it, order is just an illusion.
Life is really unpredictable and chaotic in nature, although it seems to us that if we try and "organize" everything, it will be much better.
The reality is quite the opposite. For example, you're convinced that you need a few pairs of jeans for different weather conditions and occasions. In other words, you're trying to put an order to and systemize your wardrobe. You end up buying more pairs of jeans than you actually need and your closet turns into a mess. Thus, you tried to create order that resulted in chaos instead.
Then, let's say, you decide to throw out all the clothes you no longer wear in the trash. Sure, your closet is now neatly organized, but the world as a whole just got messier.
Adam Franks, a physicist, astronomer and writer states, "It’s a law of physics. The hard truth is that the universe itself is dead-set against our long-term efforts to bring order to the chaos in our lives. That’s because the universe loves chaos."
No matter how hard we try to keep our lives organized, chaos will always dominate. You might wonder - how do we deal with this natural disorder? Just give in to it.
People who live in messy environments are judged by our community. In reality, they're the only people who do not allow a false illusion of order to dictate their daily routine. In a way, they're free of social norms.
Yes, organization is important and sometimes even necessary. But you can't judge and try to change those who choose to live in a mess. One thing is certain - order is seriously overrated. Messy people are not lazy, they're creative.
A neat workspace is not the key to productivity. If you think about it - when you're working hard, there's simply no time to keep things tidy, right? A messy environment actually stimulates creativity.
Albert Einstein once said, "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" Food for thought.