This Is Why Your Room Is Messy

There might be a hint of genius in you.
by Pam Carlota   |  Feb 9, 2017
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Time and time again, we have been told to clean our rooms. It is what society expects of us, after all. Organization and systems have always been praised and success always comes after it. Being messy is always perceived bad for people are quick to judge other people who are "messy" in their own space as being a failure. But if you are one of the people who are messy by nature, there's good news for you becuase your mess could be linked to being more creative. Recent studies have brought a new argument to the table and they are pro-mess. Psychology scientist Kathleen Vohs from the University of Minnesota found that there are valuable outcomes from a messy setting. And here, we've listed some of the conclusions we've gathered from being pro-mess that could change how you see a messy room or space.

  1. A messy room provoke more creative thinking.


You get more creative with your mess, trying to figure out how to fit everything to what's comfortable. Making your mess a strategic kind of mess. 

  1. You think outside the lines of conventional reasoning.

You are more likely to think outside the box because the place where your stuff are, differ from the majority or from the norm. This inspires the breaking free of tradition, which produces fresh insights.

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  1. The most creative and great minds also dealt with clutter, too.

Genius minds like Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and Steve Jobs had the most imaginative brains but the most clutter in spaces. 

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?" – Albert Einstein

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Do you now feel confident about your messy space? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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