Man becomes his most creative during war. Look at the amount of weaponry that was made in four short years of World War II… But that’s kind of a sad statement on mankind. – Clint Eastwood
Here’s the question: How do you feel when you have a messy desk?
I asked this question in my group, A SECOND HELPING OF WELLNESS… WITH A DASH OF HUMOR & A PINCH OF FAITH
The answers were varied and interesting. There are clearly some folks who need a clean, organized environment around them to ignite their creativity. They do one thing at a time and toss it aside and move on. For those people, I’m here to tell you that it is NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY.
As for the rest of us… I give you permission (and I give myself permission) to completely ignore this day and be just as messy as you need to be for your personal creative process! We think differently than other people. Our mess is our source of inspiration!
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. – E.L. Doctorow
I can only speak for myself, but when I ‘m working on one project, I always have about fifteen others, all in various stages of completion. I feel perfectly comfortable with several unfinished projects – and the really strange thing is, I can be working on project #7 and something from project #9 inspires something in me for project #7.
I make truly organized people crazy – absolutely crazy!
Remember the old saying OPPOSITES ATTRACT??? When I met my husband nearly 30 years ago, he was the most organized man I’d ever met. I mean scary organized… now, he not only puts canned goods in the pantry – every type of food has to be put together. I get that – that makes sense – now it gets scary. All of the labels have to be turned forward – I mean sometimes I put a can in there and the label with the name of the item may or may not be facing toward me. I never really stopped to think about it before I met him!
He tells people I’ve relaxed his OCD behavior. I take that as a compliment – LOL!
Please don’t try ANY of these methods for cleaning off your desk!
It’s not that I’m really messy – I just have a lot going on. There is a pile for every project and I know what I’m doing. It’s my system and nobody (not even my husband) messes with my messy system!
I’m inspired by my piles of stuff. If a desk is too clean, my brain goes blank! Yikes!