Why Do You Shower Every Day?

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Yes that's right...Why do you shower everyday?

Most people would simply say for personal hygiene...And missing showers would only make your body stink.

Similarly if you don't motivate yourself every single day your attitude will start to stink and before you know it years would have passed and you will find yourself doing the same things you did 10 years ago.

This is the major reason why we should motivate ourselves every single day...It should be a part of our daily routine and not something we do just sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Lam
    Holy moly, no wonder I stink!

    Kidding. I shower everyday simply because it FEELS good and invigorating. It doesn't matter if you're happy or sad, it STILL feels good.

    Very good analogy, Ryan. I know for a fact that this won't work with everyone. There ARE folks out there that don't shower everyday. I was in the Navy, I know! There was a guy I knew who got busted down from rank because he was so dirty. In fact, he was called "Dirty Cheek."

    Okay, I'm getting off subject here. I'll try to use that on my siblings. I've tried everything else to motivate them. Even money. Still being bums. If only they'd at least be bum-marketers. That'd be great!
    • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
      Originally Posted by netdebut View Post

      Holy moly, no wonder I stink!

      Kidding. I shower everyday simply because it FEELS good and invigorating. It doesn't matter if you're happy or sad, it STILL feels good.

      Very good analogy, Ryan. I know for a fact that this won't work with everyone. There ARE folks out there that don't shower everyday. I was in the Navy, I know! There was a guy I knew who got busted down from rank because he was so dirty. In fact, he was called "Dirty Cheek."

      Okay, I'm getting off subject here. I'll try to use that on my siblings. I've tried everything else to motivate them. Even money. Still being bums. If only they'd at least be bum-marketers. That'd be great!
      Ha, you're funny.

      Of course I shower every day. If I didn't I wouldn't stand to be close to myself. And I wear all natural deodorant so most days, I can barely last half a day without taking another shower.

      Ok, on to the real subject. Yes, I motivate myself every singe day. If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to wake up in the morning. So, every night, I write important steps to follow the next day that help me reach my top 10 goals.
    • Profile picture of the author nepeterson
      Originally Posted by Kevin Lam View Post

      I shower everyday simply because it FEELS good and invigorating. It doesn't matter if you're happy or sad, it STILL feels good.
      Similarly, I read "self-helps" and visit forums like this one every day because it feels good and invigorating!
  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    lol...that's a very good motivation..
  • Profile picture of the author AnneE
    An interesting analogy. I must say, I have fallen out of the habit of doing any sort of affirmations or real motivation/meditation.

    Perhaps just simply printing two things... a picture of lake house realty that I'd like to buy and.... my son's upcoming college tuition bill and a picture of him (okay, maybe that's 3 things to print).
  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

    Yes that's right...Why do you shower everyday?

    Most people would simply say for personal hygiene...And missing showers would only make your body stink.

    Similarly if you don't motivate yourself every single day your attitude will start to stink and before you know it years would have passed and you will find yourself doing the same things you did 10 years ago.

    This is the major reason why we should motivate ourselves every single day...It should be a part of our daily routine and not something we do just sometimes.
    Hi Ryan,

    I was curious about the title and so this is what you mean. Good analogy.

    Cheers
    Vincent
    Personal Development Blogger
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Smith
    I try to take showers twice a day, but it has been pretty hard lately.
    • Profile picture of the author liaochin2k9
      Originally Posted by Mark Smith View Post

      I try to take showers at least once a day, but it has been pretty hard lately.
      Usualy I take a shower twice a day. but when I visited Indonesia for holiday, I took a shower at least three times a day. I traveled to Jakarta & Surabaya, those cities had a very warm climate. If I didn't take a shower my body was so sticky & stink.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Smith
    if you dont shower every day and your over theage of 18 your nasty!
  • Profile picture of the author Simo
    Cleanliness and Contemplation. I do my thinking in the shower
  • Profile picture of the author kbayer63
    I roll out of bed and go straight to my running shoes, put them on, and I'm out the door before I can talk myself out of it. After 30 minutes, I have no choice but to shower...
    This thread brings to mind a line I heard, "I shower every Thursday, whether I need it or not", lol...
  • Profile picture of the author sarasayshi
    Yes, I shower everyday. The only time I do not shower is if I am feeling under the weather or just want to lounge in PJs all day. Oh wait....that was yesterday.
  • Profile picture of the author Kim Thomas
    showering everyday is a neccesity for me, i try to shower twice a day once to wake me up in the morning and again at night to kinda cleanse away the stress of the day and give me a piece of mind which in turn allows me to sleep much more peacefully!
  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    It's been said you shouldn't wash your face everyday. If you wash your face everyday you are washing away the natural oils it produces that creates a barrier against the environment and keeps moisture in, resulting in dry skin and premature aging. For those that wear makeup you should wash that off everyday. If you go to bed without washing it off then you are aging your skin 7days. What about the people that work in very dirty environments? Nice moisturized young looking dirty face or dry clean old skin?
    • Profile picture of the author opiniones
      Originally Posted by Kim Davis View Post

      It's been said you shouldn't wash your face everyday. If you wash your face everyday you are washing away the natural oils it produces that creates a barrier against the environment and keeps moisture in, resulting in dry skin and premature aging.
      Thank you for that information I didn't know that.

      One thing I read about was that it's better for you to take cold showers or at least end your shower with cold water. Supposedly it energizes your body. You can take a hot shower like always but once you're close to being done spend the last minute or 2 under cold water and finish.

      Been doing this myself and i can tell a difference in my energy level compared to showering with only hot water.
  • Profile picture of the author FrontLineMentor
    We shower everyday to:

    1. Make ourself fresh
    2. To clean ourselves from all the dirt
    3. Habit
  • Profile picture of the author ulteriiormotive
    Well another reason we shower and brush our teeth is because it is the bare minimum of human habit taught as a child. Also, noone likes to smell themselves in a nasty order. However, with lack of money it's easy to delude ones self, BS around, and, get sidetracked....To make money as a way of life you have to be veeery serious about achieveing something other than mediocrity.
  • Profile picture of the author Bukola
    It is important to develop daily healthy habits: good personal hygiene, eating right and motivating oneself - a perfect combination.
  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Question remains: How do you shower your attitude everyday. Anyone giving away some cool action steps?
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Mc Bard
    Great analogy.
    Of course I shower every day. Even twice.
    But motivationally - you're right in saying that we have to constantly motivate ourselves.

    When I just started off online, I put a sticky on my computer monitor saying "WDYDFYSTD" - that's "What Did You Do For YourSelf ToDay". Every time i looked at it, it kept me from straying into sites that wouldn't advance my business (and being online provides MANY distractions).

    I was very focused then, but when success arrived - my intensity lessened.

    Time to put that sign up again, and get new profit streams. Thanks for the kick in my butt!
  • Profile picture of the author freefor15.com
    I shower everyday to get the salt water off my skin it helps me keep my senses invigorated and helps to keep e motivated as well

    we all need something to keep us going!!
    • Profile picture of the author SFranklin
      What a great anology.

      I shower everyday for cleanliness of course and to wake up my senses and help me think more clearly about what I will accomplish today.
  • Profile picture of the author Les Tatum
    I shower everyday in the morning after exercising cuz it wakes me up, gets me thinking about what I'm gonna do for the day, and makes me not stink. Nothing worse than trying to work at the computer and your only co-worker, yourself, is driving you out of the room with stinky pitts, lol.

    I shower my attitude everyday by climbing out of the shower, sitting down and meditating for a few minutes, then I sit down at my desk and close my eyes for a few seconds and think about my day. Then I open my eyes and get to work.

    Motivation and keeping a good attitude, especially when starting out, can be difficult. One key is to do something everyday that is a success. Even if it doesn't make you any money right away, do something. The small successes will keep you going and motivated to make the big successes. Just do something that makes you feel successful every day, no matter how small of an achievement it is you will feel it.
  • Profile picture of the author rocketmail009
    I shower everyday, but everybody's different. Tell your friends to lay off it - it's YOUR body!! =]
    Thanks for the kind advice, but I think I'm gonna start showering every day. It was sort of a one day thing--my friends don't bring it up anymore. But thank you for your kindness, you'll definitely go far in life. :]
  • Profile picture of the author Rane
    i dont shower every day! I really enjoy a shower and should do it more often. I used to when I had a j.o.b. I think maybe I need to get a life and face to face friends. lolz that's actually kinda funny
    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      Originally Posted by Rane View Post

      i dont shower every day! I really enjoy a shower and should do it more often. I used to when I had a j.o.b. I think maybe I need to get a life and face to face friends. lolz that's actually kinda funny
      I know exactly what you mean. When I had a j.o.b., I showered every single morning, even on weekends and holidays when I didn't have to go into the office. It was the fact of facing people that made showering daily the only option. That, plus the feeling that I couldn't leave the house without it.

      Since about 15 years ago when I started doing a ton of physical labor around my house and keeping to myself, the showers have gotten farther apart. Sometimes, I skip 2 days because I'll be getting dirty again anyway, like when I'm building things, digging up garden beds and making serious repairs.

      Silly really, because that's when you need MORE showers, not less. So I change my sheets more frequently instead. Physical labor takes all the energy I have, leaving little for showering.

      I've discovered, however, that not showering will make hot days feel even hotter. I put it down to the fact it's probably because of the oils blocking the pores and preventing good circulation. On hot, humid days I'll sometimes shower twice a day.

      Sometimes just for fun, I like to see how long I can go without having a shower before I drive myself insane. But I do love showers because they just feel wonderful. Apparently, the ions in the water lift your mood.

      So showers do motivate me and improve my attitude, especially if I haven't showered for a week.

      Apart from that, I usually have little slogans around my monitor that I pick up here and there:

      "I came to win, so why wouldn't I win?" William Shatner on why he always expects to succeed, and does.

      "Is this action making me money?" Can't remember where that one came from, but it makes you think.

      "You are living your reality." Hm. Don't remember that one now, but it basically said that the life you have now came about because that's what you worked for. So if you're always thinking you'll never have money, you will live without money.

      I'm always finding inspirational quotes that end up on my computer.

      One of the best motivational devices I ever had was a huge Key to Success. On the same concept was a pyramid. In both cases, I put my goal at the top and then entered a series of things I had to accomplish to get there. Each day, I worked on something on the list and marked it off.

      The reason it worked so well is that it was huge (about 18-24" high) and graphical. I hooked it on the wall where I would always see it. Marking items off was quite motivating. I could watch the "thermometer" fill up with yellow highlighter as I completed each task. Other systems I've tried usually become lost in my workspace (hidden inside a 3-ring binder, for example) where it's not visible unless I physically open the binder.

      In my world, if it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But there's only so much room on my walls.

      Sylvia

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