A messy bedroom doesn’t have to be a problem if you like to have it that way or if you find order within your mess, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your daily life or your health. But what is it that makes people neater or messier? Is it your personality?

A messy bedroom is thought by many to be the fault of a chaotic mind, but this doesn’t really have to be the case. Perhaps the desks of these types of people may look messy but they probably know exactly where the things they need are because they have ‘order within their clutter’. In fact, the most creative people tend to have messier desks.

If what you like is to have your bedroom well tidy and clean all the time, maybe it is that you are a more perfectionist person and you like to have everything under control. People who do not want to have everything neat and clean all the time, instead of focusing on perfection, are more attracted to ideas, experiences or creativity.

Research has made it clear that clutter can have a silver lining. Working in an orderly room encourages good behavior, generosity, and healthy eating, but a cluttered environment encourages creativity. This is so because in a messier environment the person relaxes and frees himself from social norms and expectations, something that happens the opposite in an orderly room.

This does not necessarily mean that all people who are exposed to messy environments will be more creative, there are people who work better when they are in organized spaces and others in less organized spaces, this depends more on the personality of who is working at that time. determined. Personality and preferences are things that matter in this regard.

If you force a person who prefers to work in an orderly environment to do so in a messy one, it could actually lead to less creativity and less productivity on the part of the employee. Jobs are focused on efficiency and quick decision making and this is usually best in orderly jobs , and jobs that require creativity may be less orderly.

Order is an ambitious quality but it is advantageous in some circumstances to be disorderly. So if your bedroom is usually messy, you may have some advantages in your life.

Advantages of a messy bedroom

You will have a greater willingness to try new things. One study found that subjects in a cluttered room were able to solve puzzles more quickly than those seated in an organized room. Scientist Albert Einstein, famous for his genius and creative thinking, was known for having a messy desk.  “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we going to think of an empty desk?” Albert Einstein once asked in response to comments on his workspace.

People in clean and orderly settings are more likely to stick with conventionality, while people in messy settings are more likely to prefer novelty. While minimalism might be all the rage, it could also be crushing your creativity. If keeping a tidy desk or bedroom is causing you more stress than tranquility, try to relax for a while, live with the clutter a bit, and see if it helps open up your creative abilities.

Disadvantages of having a messy bedroom

Of course, habitual clutter also has its downsides. A cluttered bedroom can make it harder to find things when you need them, and in professional settings, it can result in missing deadlines or the loss of important documents. But there are other possible downsides:

You will be more stingy

In one investigation, people who had spent time in a messy room were less likely to give money to charity. 82% of the participants who spent time in a well-organized room were willing to contribute their own money to charity, only 47% of the people who spent time in a messy room were willing to give money .

You don’t want to follow the rules

Research has shown that people who are exposed to a messy environment are more likely to commit crimes. This does not necessarily mean that neater people are more moral than more careless people. It just means that being exposed to an orderly environment seems to encourage following the rules. This, of course, can have its advantages and disadvantages. However, in situations where following orders are important, it can be beneficial to keep things in order.

You will have less healthy choices

In one study, participants who had been in an organized room were more likely to make good health decisions. Instead of choosing a chocolate bar, they selected an apple. These findings suggest that if you want to improve your health, you may want to start by cleaning and organizing your kitchen and your home in general.

Both order and disorder can be found in abundance in nature and in the environments created by ourselves. Sometimes people tend to be messy in one environment and more orderly in others, interchangeably and almost without realizing that they are doing it. Each state has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.  To determine what a messy room might say about you, you’ll need to start by considering why the room tends to be messy, including your own habits , preferences, and mood. Sometimes it is necessary to order the mind to order life and feel a little better about ourselves.

On the other hand, if you like having a messy room and that makes you feel good, don’t let trends pressure you to follow a more organized or minimalist lifestyle. However, if the disorder is something that causes you stress or if you suspect that it could be a symptom of an underlying psychological problem , consider the steps you can take to address the problem. This may involve evaluating your habits, getting others to help you, or talking to a doctor or therapist about your concerns.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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