They say that your personal space like your house, your car or your wardrobe can be an insight into how you approach life. Is your car a complete mess with random leftovers from previous adventures? Is your work desk covered in random papers? Does your wardrobe look like something out of a catalogue?
From experience an ordered personal environment helps me to think clearly and helps me to focus. It also gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that everything is neat and tidy.
traditioninaction.org says, “…Certain persons have the spirit of order instinctively. Entering a room, they cannot bear to see objects strewn on the ground; they pick them up and place them in their proper place. A cupboard or drawer is open; they close it. They have a sense of proportion and a genius for classification, assisted by a good memory.
An ordered man [or woman] is a precious help in a family. All have recourse to him, because he knows where the letters, the books, the paid bills, the utensils are.
A young man should be accustomed from his earliest years to order and method in life and regularity in work. There should be no clutter and confusion in his pockets, drawers, closets and work desk. Everything should be in its proper place.
Disorder in the government of material things easily generates a disorder or lack of government in ideas. The person who is accustomed to the spirit of order is generally calm, serene, always prompt, finishing his work at the right time; in the opposite sense, the disordered person is ordinarily nervous, agitated, late with his work, and everything badly done.”
I know a lot of this is true for me. What about you?
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