The Messier You Are, The Happier You Are?
Do you pride yourself on stark minimalism and stacking paper at right angles, or are your coworkers used to your 'bless this mess' sign haphazardly tacked up on your cubicle wall? Society makes it seem like neat and tidy always wins the race; however, researchers have found that the rigidity of over-organization is the enemy of productivity, and therefore, happiness. Interestingly enough, the messier you are, the happier you are! The lack of physical, visual reminders of your work can over-stress your subconscious as it struggles to keep track of things.
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In addition to the Friday Happiness Post and Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.