Hey hey! It’s Friday! We have a weekend full of baseball and housework. Wild times ahead! What are ya’ll up to? For this week’s self-care tip, I want to talk about water.
The biggest mistake I made when we remodeled our bathroom 6 years ago was to not include a bathtub. Yes, the idea is weird, like you are human soup, and no I do not use baths to keep clean. I use them to relax. There is something incredibly relaxing about soaking in a hot bath. Sadly, I must do this in my kids’ bathtub.
Water, in general, is incredibly soothing and relaxing. We always use showers and baths for Max to calm down if he is having a meltdown. We have found that the water, either in the pool, or just a long hot shower almost always calms him down.
“They (showers) can be a valuable time for you calm yourself, help get your anxiety in check, and have a moment of you time.”
Here are some sciency benefits as well!
A study reported in New Scientist this week, which concluded that taking regular afternoon baths was associated with a moderate but persistent lift in mood among people with depression.
Warm baths might reduce depression simply by improving people’s sleep.
Raising your body temperature is another effective remedy for anxiety and stress. Heating up your body aids in muscle relaxation and boosts your mood
Some of our favorite bath time accouterments include!
Until next time, Be Bold! Xo
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