Image in response to an article on productivity and creativity and the role chaos and mess plays. A section from the article here:
|How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be. Maximum freedom to generate and play around in creative chaos is the optimal condition for constructive thinking and work.
This is true on a project, in the kitchen, in your office, and at your writing table—anywhere and anytime you want to get real work done.
I don't usually work in a neat fashion. Whether I'm writing an essay, arranging flowers, or making guacamole, I wind up strewing stuff all over the place. If you were to walk into my office while I was working or thinking about something, you'd likely see notes, books, and files strewn around somewhat randomly; a mind-map on my computer screen; doodles and words scrawled on my whiteboard. When I really get involved in something and my creative juices start flowing, it's likely to look like something exploded in the middle of it. I have a singular focus, but it doesn't seem orderly until it's done. My best work happens that way. Yours will too.