Bath time for me is an important part of my self care routine. Nothing compares to a long relax in the tub. Some people think it’s gross to stew in your own filth, but I personally always feel super clean after a good bath. I suppose it feels a bit like I’m cleansing my soul as well as my body.
I like to think I do baths properly. It has to be the full works. I will either have a shower for the purpose of getting clean quickly, or a bath for the purpose of relaxing the filth away. I’ll take ten minutes in the shower, or an hour in the bath, there is no in-between. It’s important to spare some time for yourself.
How to have the perfect bath time:
On my Spotify I actually have a playlist called “bathtime” which is full of relaxing, acoustic songs. Every time I come across a perfect bath song I add it to the list so I don’t have to stress out about choosing something to listen to. Recently though, I’ve been watching Netflix in the bath. I’ve got a little table that folds away into the boiler cupboard which I get out to stand my laptop on. Gilmore Girls is my obsession at the moment, and at 45 minutes long, the episodes are about the right length. After that, I start getting a bit pruney on my fingers and toes, which is a pretty good sign that it’s time to get out.
A bath is part of my beauty routine as well as my self care routine. “Beauty routine” might be a bit of a lofty way to describe what I do, but I do make a tiny bit of effort. When I have my weekly bath I usually lie back and relax with a face mask on a some deep conditioner for my hair. I don’t get expensive, it’s more about feeling pampered than it is about getting super soft hair and skin – though that is a good side effect!
How do you like to unwind when life’s getting a little too much? Do you have any bathtime tips of your own? Feel free to share in the comments 🙂