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Wiggly Wednesday

Meet Pepper

It’s a Wiggly kind of day! ūüôā Today being a Wiggly Wednesday I searched the lands and found an adorable pup around which to center today’s post. The cute lady in the above photo is named¬†Pepper. She’s a friendly pup, if not a bit odd (but the best of us are). Apparently she’s deaf, but that doesn’t slow Ms. Pepper down at all. The happy pup loves to play. You might say, she Wiggles.

Pepper is adoptable  from adoptapet.com but she is just one pup in a world full of loving animals just waiting to Wiggle into your lives and reduce the stress of the daily grind. So, play with your pets if you have them or, if you can afford to adopt a new family member, why not go and adopt a pet so you can teach them the wiggling ways? Or perhaps adopt  a pet who will teach YOU to Wiggle!

Wiggle on, friends. Wiggle on.

Be kind, and do something nice for a stranger today.

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Wiggly Wednesday

Get Your Wiggle On!

You know, I’ve been coming here awhile, reading these posts. And I find myself becoming slightly… Wiggly. Is this feeling natural?

Absitively! You know, it’s a great feeling when you let yourself Wiggle. It is such a great feeling in fact, I’ve dedicated a whole day every week to post about about it. Wiggly Wednesday. This week in particular I feel so very Wiggly that I decided to include the usage of phony words such as absitively!

Such things can be the very definition of Wiggling.

Wiggle away from the stress of your life. Allow yourself the Wiggle room that everyone needs, use a made up word, eat an entire pizza to yourself, play games for a day, relax in the sun for an afternoon and curl up with a good movie/book in the evening, do anything you’d like! Today is YOUR day to Wiggle!

Afraid to Wiggle? Afraid you won’t know how or what to do? Fear not! I have suggestions for you.

  • Play with your animal (dog, cat, jaguar, mountain lion, liger, pig, horse, zebra,¬†guinea¬†pig, ferret, bird, and so on. )
  • Relax in the sun for a day doing absolutely nothing
  • Read a book outside (In the shade or the sun!)
  • Play a friendly game or do a fun activity! (soccer, football, frisbee, tennis,¬†lacrosse, baseball, tennis, hockey, fencing, basketball, bicycling, and much much more!)
  • Read a book with your children/spouse
  • Visit a museum/local attraction
  • Plant a tree!
  • Learn a fun fact about your neighborhood/town
  • Pick up a new magazine and see if you like it
  • Eat a meal you don’t let yourself normally have
  • Take some time off work to spruce and organize your office (or mess it up a little if it’s TOO organized!)

Those are just a few ideas for how to get your Wiggle on, there are so many options out there in the world for you. Let nothing stifle your Wiggle!

Speaking of organizing the office, I came across a delightful wall mount that will help you get organized while fulfilling that part of your soul that longs for some Wiggle. Behold! The Disorganized Organizer!

Neat Wall organizing tool.

As I’ve said before, Wiggling does not¬†mean that you are a slacker.

It does not mean you don’t work hard.

Wiggling means quite simply and frankly

that you are you.

You are free to Wiggle.


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Wiggly Wednesday

It’s time to get your Wiggle on

As with the previous Wiggly Wednesdays, the inspiration for my posts comes not entirely from me, but from others in the world with great ideas, great philosophies, and just a general good outlook on life.

That outlook can come from using the scraps in your house to make a fantastic bench, it can be a blunt philosophy that helps push you to realize that everything and all the time in your life is important. No matter the inspiration source, the end result within yourself will always be the same. Being creative, and striving to be better will always leave you feeling good.

Mondays and Saturdays, save for this previous Monday where I had an emergency and wasn’t able to deliver a post, I’ll always try to deliver a post that has some form of self help assistance. I’d like to help you and, as I said with of my previous posts, on¬†Wiggly Wednesdays¬†I’m going to try and deliver some potentially fun things as well as interesting places to see for your wiggly times that I hope you’re all having.

Today I came across a brilliant website, and the below image will be linking to it.

Jordan Hoeft Art

The expression of art is something that will always hold a dear place in my heart, and perhaps yours as well. I’ve never been much good at it myself, but that hasn’t stopped me from doodling! But, that’s not the point of why I’m showing you the above comic art, this Jordon Hoeft fellow draws all sorts of things, takes photos, and makes films. He embodies art in some of its purest forms, and more importantly, highlights a common belief he and I have on his website.

I’m an avid believer in imperfection, I believe that nothing is perfect. Think about it, almost everything in nature and man-made is rarely perfect, but that’s what makes life beautiful. Nothing is perfect. And that’s where I find art. In the imperfect.

 Thanks for the quote, Jordon.

Nothing in life will ever be perfect. Life is as amazing as your tolerance for imperfection. Don’t let your life pass you by because you’re too busy to allow some wiggle room. If you have a passion, if you’ve got the fire for creation, go out and do it. You don’t have to make it your life to enjoy your artistic side as some do, but enjoying the parts of you that love to create will always have a happy outcome if you relax and just enjoy yourself.

You create your own sense of perfection, and with that you create where your level of contentment will be. Always move forward, and always hold on to what really matters in your life. There is the opportunity to be happy at all times during your life.

I hope you all have a fantastic day, enjoy the life you have, make every day a day worth remembering.

Be kind, and do something nice for a stranger today.

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It’s Okay To Relax

Wiggle Room

Hey guys, if you’ve been following my posts so far then you realize that I really do want to help you help yourself. It’s having that in mind that pushes me forward today to¬†elaborate¬†on what “Leaping Wiggly Wednesday’s” post touched on lightly, but not enough to get the point across accurately.

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.

-Chinese Philosopher/Unknown

 (Whomever you are, thanks for lending us the quote today.)

While our quote’s author is unknown, the quote’s meaning is something I agree with. The meaning also happens to be an idea by which I live my life everyday. I mentioned this and spoke of it briefly in our last post, but I feel it’s a disservice to you as well a bad thing to say without following up. Like everything anyone says, unless there is a very clear explanation of what is being said, it can mean two entirely different things based on a few words that weren’t said. (Food for thought: Know what you’re saying as well as attempt to hear it as if you were someone else who is five years old. This won’t always clear up problems, sometimes you need to hear specific questions in order to be able to clear up other people’s misunderstandings of you, whereas other times there may be no understanding regardless. It’s always better to take steps to avoid that if possible, though.)¬†Before I continue on about the ease of misunderstanding, I’ll get on with today’s post. That is why you are here after all. ūüôā

Everywhere we’ve gone in life, and everywhere we’ll go, there are and there will be difficult times. That’s just a fact of life, plain and simple. Typically, our reaction is to deal with it or not deal with it at all. There are a variety of actions people choose to take, and we could go over them in great detail in a later post. So assuming your choices are simple as:¬†to deal with it or not, you’re probably going to have a very stressful reaction either way. The stresses of not dealing with it might not be as obvious or easily connected with the fact that you’re not doing anything when you need to be, but they’re there. No question about that. ūüôā

Those problems that you have chosen to deal with can be pretty taxing. You’re always busy. If you’re not dealing with the new¬†ordeal (for lack of better term)¬†then you’re probably dealing with everything else like cleaning, hunting for food in the wilderness, talking with your friends/other, daily exercise, playing with animals, or taking care of your children.

Buddy, I get it. I know my daily routines, I know I have plenty to do nearly all of the time without something coming up.

Alright, so now you’ve got this extra ordeal to deal with on top of the daily routine, you now have negative time. You will not have time to do something that you need to do. This has gone from stressful to the brink of too much to handle. Truly, the typical person who tries to keep up with this type of schedule does eventually end up failing courtesy of a burnout.

The solution is one that hardly anyone ever recognizes, and those that do tell themselves it’s not a solution, but a problem that only serves to assist the growing size of the¬†ordeal.¬†You just need to relax.

RELAX? Are you kidding?! I’ve got some words for you mister!

While I’m sure most people won’t react the way I chose to portray you, some of you might (maybe not so¬†exaggerated). The moment I typed that word, I put my likability in peril. But it really works, and I’ll tell you why now.

Everyday of our lives we are busy and we just become more and more stressed each day. As the stress accumulates over time, we find ourselves becoming heavily irritated or overburdened. If you live in America, you live in a society that continuously teaches you not to relax. In some places, the term¬†relax is practically a sin. It’s thought to be synonymous with laziness.¬†Relaxation¬†is not bad for you, though. It can become bad if you relax too much, just like everything and anything else in your life. We must all practice good moderation, and this includes our behaviors. Relaxation,¬†when practiced properly (meaning that you have a good ratio of activity to inactivity),¬†can be very beneficial as proven by many studies and soon to be more as there are many more studies being done currently.

So, now that I’ve linked you to two other outside sources that advise relaxing, I’d like to tell you why I, personally, believe it is important for you, as well as good for everyone around you.

Simmer down friend

It’s difficult – and I know it is – to take a look at your life and tell yourself that you need to relax. It’s even harder when you’ve got so much going on that it makes you feel like relaxing is a bad thing.

I can promise you, that you’ll be able to come up with three reasons, if not more, for why you shouldn’t relax every single time you’d like to. The difficult part comes in with:

  1. Knowing when you need to
  2. Knowing that it’s more important to take an hour to yourself than it is to work yourself into the ground
  3. Knowing when to stop relaxing without ruining your relaxation time.

Once you’ve started taking time to relax, and once you’re able to tell yourself that you not only need to, but that it’s really okay to relax, you’ll become much happier and (surprise!) more productive.

Imagine yourself if you were, say, a laptop. Your laptop will be far more productive, as well as healthier if you turn it off when you’re done using it. It will be healthier if you give it breaks in between times of excessive use so as to allow the computer time to cool down. When you don’t allow these times for the laptop to have its own relaxation, you dramatically lower the life of the laptop, both in the long and short run. In the short run, the laptop has an¬†equivalent¬†to our burnout. (This is why I chose to use a laptop as opposed to a desktop for the example.) The laptop will, with very little (if any) warning at all, suddenly cease all operations and¬†SHUT OFF.¬†You? Me? Every other human in the world? None of us are any different when we are overworked for too long, with no breaks, and no time to relax for a bit. We will shut down, and there is typically no obvious warning for anyone other than you just moments before the whole crash. (See burnout for warnings for you/loved ones.)

Understood. Our daily stresses can be very dangerous to us. But I don’t have time to relax.

I really cannot stress this to you enough: It is important to make time.

You need to have wiggle room in life. If you’ve allowed your life to get so packed full of things that you’re not allowed time for mistakes, not allowed time to randomly jump into a lake and go for an unplanned swim, and generally not allowed to enjoy your life, it’s time to make making time a priority. Being able to wiggle is an amazing feeling. It’s the equivalent to breathing for me. You can either take healthy breaths and live well and happy, or you can continue as so many American’s do today, by taking short, quick breaths and hoping that it’s enough to keep you going a few more minutes.

Relaxing is important. Enjoy your life. This is the only time you’ll ever have this life no matter what you believe. Enjoy it, and be happy.

Be kind, do something nice for a stranger today.

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The Leaping Wiggly Wednesday

It’s Wiggly Wednesday!

Hey there folks, today is CMS’s second Wiggly Wednesday post. So I thought I’d let everyone know the reason for Wiggly Wednesdays has to do with my personal philosophy. I believe that wherever you are, whoever you are, and no matter what you are doing, you must always have some wiggle room. Life needs it, for the overworked person the reasons are obvious for why they’d want some wiggle room. But everyone needs it, the student who works everyday on any variety of things. The list that could potentially be made of all the things that anyone does is astronomical. (The list of excuses as to why people cannot allow themselves wiggle room is twice as long if not more-so.)

Don't wait

Every second is a chance to turn your life around there will never be a bad time to change things up and start incorporating those wiggle times.

I need wiggle room, and I create it! There are plenty of things that need my attention, as are there plenty of things that need your attention. We’ll never be able to do anything with our best potential if we can’t take a moment to relax.


This image here appears to not want to be linked, so feel free to check out our source here

The overall idea: Be happy, don’t restrict yourself to always working. Obviously you need to have priorities and know what to do and when to do it. But that doesn’t mean that you should let yourself work 24/7. Nobody is meant to live that way, you need to give yourself time to pamper yourself, or just do something silly that might be considered a waste of time. Live your life, do what you want to do just for you every once in awhile. It might feel strange for those of you that are particularly time strained workers. But everything in live improves with a bit of wiggle time. Just leap into it! Especially today, since it’s February 29th. You only get to leap in on this Wiggly Wednesday once in a very great while. In fact, the next leap year that will take place on a Wednesday will not be until 2040! =] So there’s a fun fact for you to enjoy on this, your Wiggly Wednesday.

Be kind, do something nice for a stranger today.

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