"the best science is done when people are extremely careful and precise." Somewhat true for some (neat, clean, pure, nice, orderly, beauty); however, given the diversity of scientists, some work in a different style, such as in a disorganized fashion. One example came to mind: Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming had a reputation as a brilliant researcher, but his laboratory was often untidy [not arranged neatly and in order.].
"Fleming grew the mold (contaminant) in a pure cul...ture and found that it produced a substance that killed a number of disease-causing bacteria."
"Penicillin discovered Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread. On February 14, 1929, Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections." His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world's first antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
In 1956, Arthur Kornberg isolated the first DNA polymerizing enzyme, now known as DNA polymerase I (the activity was from DNA polymerase II - a contaminant of purified DNA pol I). This won him the Nobel prize in 1959.[For the Love of Enzymes: The Odyssey of a Biochemist. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1989, ISBN 0-674-30776-3] "Arthur Kornberg (March 3, 1918 – October 26, 2007) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)" together with his mentor Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University. "
Steve Jobs was known for being disorganized, in chaotic acts.
I guess that, you stick with instinct, seize the moment of inspiration, not got burden of other's lifestyle, but stick to your own.