If you have a lot on your mind – whether it’s work worries or personal problems – a soak in the bath could be just the solution to ease those thoughts spiralling around your head, allowing you some quiet thinking time.
A bathroom should be a tranquil haven to relax and shut off from the world – the go-to place when you feel stressed or anxious.
When overthinking, you usually come up with the worst case scenario; laying back, putting your feet up and taking time out from your worries could help you create solutions to your own problems.
Follow these five simple steps to transform your bathroom into a calm and inspiring space to soak the hours away…
1. Switch off and do not disturb
If your usual bathing experience involves the kids bringing in their toys to join you in the tub or if you spend half of your soaking time hanging your arm over the bath panel to take a call – shut the door, switch off your phone and savour the moment.
Neuroscientists have proven that we can’t determine a solution when we are focused solely on the problem itself, so remain calm and maintain a solution-oriented mindset.
2. Turn up the heat
Getting the temperature just right is essential. Too hot and you risk scalded toes but too cold and you won’t want to stay in there for long! When immersed in hot water, our heart rate can increase by 12%, which is temporarily relaxing yet harmful in the long term.
Ideally, your bath water should be slightly warmer than your body temperature, just above 37°C. Lay back in the gentle heat and let your worries disappear.
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3. Light a candle and bubble-up
No need to splurge on a spa trip – revitalise your mind and body with a candle-lit, bubbly bathe in the tub. A peaceful soak will rid your mind of worries and enable you to relax and indulge yourself in some well-earned ‘me-time’.
Fill the tub with your favourite flavour of bubble bath or salts, light a scented candle then lay back, close your eyes and switch off.
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4. Clear the clutter
Don’t let those almost-empty shampoo bottles take up your arm rest – clear the clutter to ensure nothing will disturb your tranquil tub time.
Use the peace and quiet to think laterally – change your approach and look at things in a new way.
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5. Be inspired
Accessorise your bathroom with inspiring art work, plants and ornaments that showcase your personal taste. You’ll spend much longer relaxing in an attractive retreat which gets your creative juices flowing.
Choose décor and colour schemes that interest you and encourage thought. Creative problem-solving involves stepping away from the issue itself, and letting your mind wander elsewhere.
Use bath time to soak the stress away. Revitalise, recharge your batteries and in this relaxed state, the solution to the problem can arise seemingly out of nowhere.