Our environment is so important, not so much our worldly environment (which is a big deal) but our personal environment. Am I the only one who feels this way? You can tell a lot about me by the state of my office on a Friday evening. If you come into my office and chairs are not in their place, papers thrown about and it looks haphazard, that’s usually a tell tale sign that not only am I busy, but I am not exactly in control of my life. In contrast, if you were to walk into my office on Friday and everything is in its place and structured then I have things under control. I may or may not be as busy, but I have it covered.This seems to extend to even my vehicle, if my car lacks a nice coat of wax and doesn’t glisten in the sun then you know that my life is either stressful at the moment or I don’t have things under control. Now for someone like me who is very, very neat with everything that I do, getting to this point takes a whole lot of buildup of stress and negative situations. When I get to this point, seeing my office and car in disarray are usually signals to myself that I need to hunker down, get strong, and take care of my mess.Chaos makes me worthless; I don’t like chaos, so seeing it in my life usually means that I am near defeat. Whenever I get to this point I have the tendency to throw everything aside and get to cleaning, which for me is one of the greatest therapies ever. The quiet time and elbow grease it takes to get dirt and grime out and put things back where they belong and to have the place looking neat.When I wash my car I do the tires, I detail the interior and I make it an art. It’s not ever a chore because it reflects on me. Although this may not apply to everyone, it is a bit of a reminder that our environments do reflect what’s going on in our lives and how we handle situations. If you let things fall as they will it is either a representation of your personality or if you are a neat freak by nature like myself then it is a tell tale sign into your life.