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What to Do When Nature Calls

Surprised businesswoman with CoffeeMy last blog was about finding purpose, “5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling.” In this blog I want to address another calling — nature’s calling. And there is only one answer to that calling: When nature calls, we must honor it.

I was recently at a meeting with a young girlfriend. She’s a passionate entrepreneur, and I was introducing her to some investors for her new venture. The meeting lasted about an hour and a half, and it went very well. As we were leaving and going down the elevator to exit, my friend grabbed my arm, crossed her legs and in a panic said, “We have to find a bathroom right away because I am dying to pee.” I looked at her in amazement and asked her, “Why didn’t you go to the bathroom while we were in the meeting?” She responded, “Oh no, I wouldn’t do that. I didn’t want to interrupt the meeting.” We ran to find her a restroom at a restaurant next door and when she came out I said to her, “Here’s a piece of advice. Honor your bladder first, and if you do, you are going to be much more present in everything you do. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you are doing, how important the meeting is, who you are with. First and foremost you must honor nature’s calling.”

After speaking at an event recently, I had a similar experience. I was signing books and kept wanting to go to the bathroom, but there was a long line. So I kept going, and an hour later I turned to a girl who was helping me and said, “I MUST go to the bathroom,” and she said, “just go,” as if I needed permission for somebody to tell me it was okay to go. I ran to the bathroom, came back and everyone was of course still in line waiting for me. Since then I have spoken to many friends and they have all shared with me that they often too delay going to the bathroom not to interrupt whatever they are involved in. So it got me thinking: What is the issue?

If we do not listen to our basic needs, eat when we are hungry, sleep when we are tired, stretch when our body is tense, or drink water when we are thirsty, what other signals are we ignoring? What else in ourselves are we neglecting? Why do you think we do that? Could it be that we don’t want to appear normal, vulnerable, or human or that it may cause the wrong impression? Or do we think our meetings are more important than our physical well-being?

Our basic needs to go to the bathroom, to eat and to sleep are completely natural urges, and if we suppress them for the sake of what we consider social correctness, we are paying a price.

It is interesting that Michael Bloomberg, during his radio show this week, stated as one of the keys to success, “Take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk to go to the bathroom or have lunch.” I say the opposite. Take as many bathroom breaks as you need, recharge in every way you can and return to work renewed and full of energy instead of dragging yourself, and I promise you you are going to be way more productive and, yes, even more successful. Dear Mr. Mayor: When it comes to the question to pee or not to pee, there is no question. Make the time. Interrupt the meeting. Excuse yourself. Visit the closest bathroom.

Do women do this more often than men and why? You must all have a story or two. Would you share it with us?

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Tile your bathroom floor yourself

When it comes to choosing a bathroom floor, many will opt for vinyl as a tough, waterproof, easy to clean material that also happens to be gentle on the feet. But another advantage of the material is that it can be installed on a DIY basis fairly easily.

One word of warning at first though: Before the tiles are laid down, the surface below must be in good condition. Uneven parts must be smoothed out and any cracked or damaged parts repaired. This will ensure that the vinyl flooring above stays in a stable position.

When this is done, the business of laying out the tiles can be done. How many vinyl flooring bathroom tiles will be needed can be calculated simply; measure the length of the bathroom floor and then its width, multiplying one by the other. Once done, ask the supplier of the tiles how many are required to cover that area. In addition to this, a few extra tiles should be acquired as spare in case of any mishaps.

Working out how to lay lino flooring is not rocket science. For the most part, it is simply a case of laying the tiles in squares, with the once caveat that some may need to be trimmed to deal with the number not exactly equating to the area of the bathroom, as well as the need to get round curved edges like the base of a toilet or sink. In these cases, a sharp utility knife can be used to cut such tiles into shape.

Bathroom flooring lino tiles frequently come in self-adhesive form, a bit like a sticker with a piece of backing plastic. If so, this can simply be peeled away and the tile stuck to the surface below. If adhesive does have to be used, it is a good idea to ensure any spillages are cleaned up quickly to avoid any lingering stains.

By undertaking these measures, installing vinyl flooring tiles should be simple enough and save the cost of hiring a professional to do the job. Once in place, all the benefits of having a modern, clean, attractive vinyl bathroom m floor can be enjoyed for years and years.

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Quick Organizing Tips

Organized people save time:
  • Being disorganized just wastes time, as you are constantly searching for stuff.
  • If you do a good job at organizing a project, it stays organized, so maintenance is a breeze.  
Motivate yourself to stay organized by making it look pretty and inviting:
Kitchen: Remove contents of each cabinet, pantry, etc. Clean cabinets and put back items with following in mind:
  • Do not overcrowd—it looks horrible and you won’t know what you have.
  • Keep like things together.
  • Food items should have labels facing out, like a grocery store
  • Donate or sell everything you don’t use—keep only what equipment, utensils, dinnerware, etc that you use.              
You will absolutely love how your food and kitchen looks all neat and tidy. It makes knowing what groceries you need a snap, too.

Bathroom: see kitchen
  • Get rid of all personal care products that you don’t use or products that have expired
  • Give everything its place and face-out labels

Paperwork that come with products, including warranty, manuals, receipt. Staple receipt to manual; keep information in folders by date. As one folder fills, start a new one


By the author of the award winning book,

Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet.


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