Tip of the Week

Recent research out of the University of Minnesota suggests that keeping a neat and organized desk or workspace has benefits…but so does being messy.

The study found evidence that keeping an organized desk promotes positive actions like healthy eating, not littering and even being more generous. But being messy promotes other positive attributes like creativity and problem solving.

Try using that to support your own goals. If you are trying to do things in your life that require more order and structure, start with your desk. But if you are struggling to be more creative or solve complex problems, maybe it is time to shake up things a little!

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About awentherapy

I am Jay Blevins, LMFT (www.awentherapy.com). I am a licensed systems therapist with a private practice in Madison, WI. While I work with individuals and partners around a wide variety of issues, my primary focus in on alternative relationship structures, alternative sex and sexuality, and power dynamics. I am a contributor to various relationship and sexuality blogs and publications and have been a frequent presenter at alternative lifestyle events and psychotherapy conferences.
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One Response to Tip of the Week

  1. I think I’ll send this to my “creative” husband! Great reframe, and a much sweeter way to look at our differences.

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