The average person spends almost an hour every day in the bathroom. However, that doesn’t seem to include those days when you need to spend extra time with your porcelain friend. So that being said, then would you not want to make sure that every minute is spent making the most of your time in the bathroom? Here are some tips on how to ensure that every activity you engage in while doing your business will be time well spent-
- The Shower- First make sure that you have extra ventilation so that your mirror doesn’t fog up. This fogging can be a real time waster while waiting for a good reflection to emerge to do necessary work to your hair and face. If needed you can always use a hair dryer to speed up the process. Second use a good loofa as this will help spread the soap, and the slight abrasion will make your body cleaner and shower time more useful. However, if you are an anti-loofa person, then use a good, manly bar of soap. I prefer The Wanderer from the Dollar Shave Club. This soap is a green colored bar of outdoor manliness that includes mint and cedar wood.
- Shaving– For shaving, it is best to stay away from the gels. They seem to make your razor gunked up and need to be trashed quicker. Just use good old fashion shaving cream which also comes with moisturizers for those that need them. For those who like to spend money on these types of things one can also use Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter which is also an excellent product that can be purchased from the Dollar Shave Club. Don’t buy the super blades that have over four blades, because anything above four blades or that vibrates is completely unnecessary.
- Brushing Your Teeth- Make sure to brush your teeth in a circular motion. Also, make sure to brush your tongue. If you do this, it will help with your taste and the smell of your breath throughout the day. Using a high quality electric toothbrush is a great investment as it can do a much better job than the old manual toothbrush.
- Using The Toilet- Now for the part that no one wants to talk about-How to make your toilet time better. For women, this may not be a problem, but for guys, it can be. Of course, there is always time to catch up on your reading, but that is not to what I am referring. If you are feeling clogged up (always eat fiber- Metamucil is a great help), then try repositioning yourself on the seat, choosing a different position regarding your posture, or even simply try rocking back and forth. This will give your digestive system a much needed physical boost and allow gravity to assist. For those who don’t like toilet paper, then Charlie’s One Wipes are a great aid that launches one out of the dark ages of poopery. They even possess a pleasant peppermint scent.
Here is an infographic of how bathroom time is spent-