Monthly Archives: October 2015

Affirmation is a Gift


I don’t think any of us receive the amount of affirmation we deserve. I’m not talking about some sort of self-centredness, but good and healthy affirmation. So, many run, work, seek, or even beg for others so say we are ok. Or, we mourn the fact that we don’t get it.  And there are even some of us who – upon receiving affirmation – brush it off.

My friends, take it when it comes. Don’t live for affirmation, but receive it.

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Why I like to shower with Taylor Swift (and you may want to as well!)

Maybe you are like me and try to take reasonably short showers because it’s good for our world (my goal is 4 minutes).

Or maybe you are like me and NEED to take short showers because you are always running just a little late and need to hurry.

Something I have found helpful and wanted to put out there as a possible good solution for all of us is showering with Taylor Swift. Yes, that Taylor Swift. Stay with me, this makes sense…

Perhaps in your attempts to take quick showers, you have used a timer of some sort. Did it work?



Because you don’t know when the timer is going to run out. So there you are washing the shampoo out of your hair and eyes, and time’s up. And you’re not done, of course, so you spend the next minute on your final rinse but you have now gone over time – again. So your timer has done you no good except alert you to the fact that you are indeed taking too long of a shower.

But what if you had a “timer” that you could tell how far along in the time you are? What if you had a timer with some clear indicators that you need to wrap it up BEFORE you want to be done? What if you had a timer that you enjoyed listening to?

Here’s the Taylor Swift part.

ok, I guess you could take a shower WITH Taylor Swift and she could keep an eye on the time for you, and give you some sort of countdown. But let’s be honest, Tay Tay is not going to do that for most of us. But I’ve got something better.

Her songs. Yes, her wonderful songs. Listen to them in the shower. Why?

  1. they are amazing.
  2. you can tell how far along the song is, and therefore pace yourself
  3. they are shower length!

Here are the times of some of my favourite T-Swizzle tunes:

  • 22 – 4:04
  • Back to December – 5:05 (for those extra-long shower mornings)
  • Begin Again – 4:11
  • Blank Space – 4:33
  • Everything Has Changed – 4:13
  • I Knew You Were Trouble – 3:53
  • Mean – 4:04
  • Mine – 3:56
  • Red – 4:02
  • Shake it Off – 4:02
  • Style – 4:03
  • The Last Time – 3:48
  • We are Never Ever Getting Back Together – 3:36 (wash fast or skip doing your hair this time)
  • Wildest Dreams – 3:55
  • You Belong with Me – 3:49

Of course, yes, you could use any sort of music that is the length you desire. I will let you figure that out yourself. But really, I think I’ve made a pretty strong case for taking a shower with Taylor Swift. It just makes sense.

“Wildest Dreams” – 3:55

Disclaimer: The author of this post is in no way making any inappropriate claim to have actually taken a shower with the wonderful and talented Taylor Swift.

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