Sometimes is the simplest, most available tools at our disposal are the most powerful methods to rejuvenate our tired breath and bones.
In a world that is utterly saturated with stimulus, doing less rather than more is often the answer.
All you need is your very own bathtub. Preferably clean. Additional perks like fresh flowers, candles, essential oils, bath salts, music and/or your lunch tray delivered by sexy husband who installed an actual doorbell by your tub might be ideal, but these things are purely OPTIONAL.
Just YOU and hearty, healing WATER are required.
Here are seven simple reasons to immerse your a** in hot H2O right now. (Or when you get home from work. This activity is officially NSFW.)
- It’s the most relaxing way to get clean. What better way to reward a tough workout, weeding the garden or a long day running around than a luxurious soak? You’re going to have to wash anyway…may as well be decadent.
- Unless you have small children, people are unlikely to bug you. Folks usually respect the naked.
- The heat helps you detox. Get your sweat on. (Sea salt or epsom salts will aid this process).
- The tub is an excellent place to read books (…leave your phone in another room, if you are wise).
- Your feet are cold. It’s cold outside for pete’s sake (or, the AC is too cold for pete’s sake). Oh, you’re hot and not cold? A cool bath will soothe that ailment.
- Shaving legs is harder in the shower.
- Water is one of the most gentle, yet powerful forces on earth. Think about the whole Grand Canyon/Colorado River carving situation. Water will take any shape, but will not be contained. It is the quintessential manifestation of power and warmth. Yeah, baby. Get yourself into some of that. (Also, get some of that into you…AKA hydrate).
Now go. Do. Daily if you want.
Here are some more ideas for creating a decadent bath routine, if that helps.
Already have a favorite bathtime spa ritual? Share in the comments!
Stay tuned for next week’s post where we will be going deeper and adding a powerful element to make your bathtime a true meditative prayer-in-action.