Mom Allows Her Kids To Be Messy, But It's The Reason Why That's Surprising
Shaylynn Totolo 4/19/2016
Throughout our whole lives we are told to keep a clean, tidy room. As we got older it translated to a clean and neat workspace. But messy shouldn't translate to lazy. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
According to John Haltiwanger of Elite Daily, we have the complete wrong idea here. Life is chaos, and therefore, people that embrace the messiness of life have "seen the light."
Always Reverts Back
No more desperately trying to make the bed, or straightening up our desk, again. Why, when the desk or room, or bed will just revert back to that original mess? Now, let's be clear by saying that being messy, and being unclean are two very different things.
There are a few things you should know if you are one of those fly by the seat of your pants type of people. Those people that go against the grain, that laugh at the idea of organizing the pantry, label out.
Status Quo Is For Suckers
We are taught from a very young age that being neat and tidy is a sign of being responsible and clean. It's simply not the case. Being tidy can be wonderful, but being messy can be beautiful too. Life isn't always about playing it safe.
Inspiration Is In The Mess
Clutter can be great. After all, the important things tend to stay at the top while the least important things tend to fall to the way side. Teaching us that the things that matter WILL find a way to the forefront of our day. And less importantly, the things that are just clutter, or less necessary will find time to get done at a later date.
Creative people like Albert Einstein, J.K. Rowling, and countless artists all admit to living in a messy environment, which just fosters their creativity.
Messy people tend to focus on the big picture. They don't sweat the small stuff, or let minute details bring them down. Messy people simply go with the flow, and let life take its course.
So, the lesson to be learned here? Organization is wonderful, and can lead to very productive and efficient lives. But being messy doesn't negate all that, it simply allows creativity and imperfection to be embraced, rather than frowned upon.
Go ahead, take a walk on the wild side and let that bed stay unmade for a day!