New Year’s Resolution: Shower Every Day

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New Years Resolution- Shower Every Day

You take off your clothes and dance around a little bit as the door closes behind you.

Your throat is a bit clogged up so you make that “ahem” sound to clear the passageways. You get ready to sing.

You wonder to yourself how audible your voice is from the other room even with the water running and your door closed. So you start singing a few lines from your favorite song, adjusting the volume as you go along until you’re convinced that no one can hear you.

The temperature is just perfect because the power to control the heat takes nothing more but a twist of a knob. Where else do you get that sort of command?

The shower is the place where we shut off from everything else so we can run away into our own world.

For me, it’s my personal meditation chamber where I’m a singer, dancer, and thinker who just happens to be dripping wet.

I’m carefree and happy when I’ve got nothing on me but a coat of water.

They say you get your best thoughts while showering. I don’t know how that whole thing works but it’s definitely the case for me. I think the idea for Self Stairway came to me while I was showering.

I can’t check emails in there even if I wanted to. Phone calls and text messages, none of which I can get to with my wet, wrinkly fingers.

I can sit down and stare at the ceiling with the back of my head resting against the shower wall or I can stand and do air squats. All while naked.

I can reflect on the past day or think about what I need to do tomorrow with calmness. Nothing heavy is on my mind.

I haven’t cried in years but I’d imagine the shower would be the perfect place to do that too. It’s the safest place imaginable.

Sometimes I wonder how carefree and happy I’d be if I treated every moment of every day like I was showering.

That person in the shower doesn’t think about everything that went wrong and neither does he worry about what other people think. He’s a full-blown optimist.

My New Year’s Resolution

For 2014, I want to be able to live every moment like I do in the shower. When I’m in there, I’m invincible. There’s nothing I can’t do.

To be in that mindset every minute of the day would be liberating.

My New Year’s resolution is to shower every day.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

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Vincent Nguyen is the author of Self Stairway. After landing his dream job with Empire Flippers, he dropped out of college and began living a location independent lifestyle (still always drawn to coffee shops though.) Don't worry, he still publishes every Monday and hasn't missed a single week since starting this site in January 2013.

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24 responses to New Year’s Resolution: Shower Every Day

  1. Haha, for a second there I really thought you were a filthy boy. :D

    Sing as though the world’s deaf, dance as though the world’s blind. Shower every day. :P

    Happy new year to you, Vincent.

  2. Many blessings for productive showers in 2014!

  3. There was a time in my life (Boy Scout Leader at Summer Camp), when we didn’t have hot water out in the woods (they did have cold showers, however). So I don’t take hot water for granted. I shower at least once a day. It wakes me up and, on some days, the hot water is the best part of my day. And I always start each shower with a prayer of thanks: thanks for hot water… thanks for my parents… thanks for a wonderful life. If nobody is in the house I give Louder thanks, but I am always thankful for hot water

    And, having just got back from bicycling 66 miles (my age), I am sweaty and headed to the shower again. “Thank You, Lord (in a few minutes) for This Hot Water. Thank You that it Feels So Good On my Body.”

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  4. Thumbs up to the part about crying in the shower ^_^ , no one likes to admit it but crying in the shower really solves a lot . Happy New Years Vincent ! I look forward to reading much more of your work !

  5. :) Nice post, Vince! My former boss told me that because his best ideas came while in the shower, he brought with him a pen and a notebook. :)

    Happy New Year and more blessings to you this 2014!

  6. Hi Vincent,
    You know what? I think we have something in common.I get of inspiration while showering. It is where I speak with inner self and it seems to talk back.
    There is nothing like showering.

    Today is my birthday and there isn’t any other to celebrate it than to be quiet whiles at the beach and admiring how mighty the sea is.

    Happy new year bro.

  7. The shower is a pretty magical place. I realized I wanted to start coaching while in the shower. I’ve read about the neurology behind major breakthroughs that happen while showering.

    I can’t remember exactly what it said, but it’s all about opening up the creative mind and eliminating distractions.

    This is a solid idea for a resolution. It’s simple and easy to implement while producing massive results. Good stuff man :)

  8. Uh oh! Looks like my point came poorly across in the writing and people think my resolution is to literally shower every day. Hope I can assure you all that I have been showering on a daily basis before 2014. :)

  9. Hi Vincen! I have always felt how immune everyone could be while showing. Nice post for new year´s resolution and let you know that your blog helped me a lot for improving my english while attending a course in Australia.

    My name is Dani, from Spain. Cheers!

  10. Interesting take on ‘showering’. There was this famous 50s or 60’s pop song in the Philippines which was said to have been composed while taking a shower: ‘Waray-waray’. See what shower can do? Haha.

  11. My favorite tub or shower poem:

    Detach yourself from all your pain,
    Let your sins run down the drain,
    Never to return again.

  12. Great post here! Very creative and I can definitely relate to. lol Great post here!

  13. Great point Vincent. That’s something I really struggle with, being present.

    I feel like sometimes I’m so caught up in my own thoughts that I end up witnessing my life instead of living it.

    I’m definitely going to find a way to work this I to my life. To be more present.

    Thanks for the insight man.

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