My latest toilet companion, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, told me that a person’s room can reflect part of their personality and mental health – like their anal retentiveness (woot! more toilet allusions!) and self-confidence. In light of that, I immediately went to clean my room.
Not that it was messy to begin with but it wasn’t as presentable as I’d like it to be. If anyone had unexpectedly dropped by, they would classify me as an organized-messy person. I know it’s a juxtaposition but I can’t find a better word. Organized-messy means that I don’t randomly throw things everywhere. My laundry will always be thrown into a basket. All my language books will squished into one shelf. My socks will be spilling all over one section of my drawer. It doesn’t look great but everything is where I designated them to be. EXCEPT my work space; my work space has to be clean and organized 100% of the time or I’ll throw a huge
So after a session with my toilet companion, I decided to clean up the rest of my room to get it as organized as my work space – just so I can trick myself and visitors that I am not only organized in my work life but in my personal one as well. We’ll see how long this lasts. Hah! Pictures below.