There are thousands of books online about how to reduce stress.
This is just one indication that we live in stressful times, with work, family, school, online obligations, not to mention trying to squeeze a social life into all of that. Some people have to work two jobs to make ends meet.
But there are ways to lower stress, and you’ve probably heard of most of them—getting proper sleep, exercising, eating well, cutting back on your schedule, and taking time for yourself.
But one thing may not be on this list, and it’s taking a bubble bath.
Yes, that old favorite of busy women, and some men, everywhere.
If you have only a shower stall in your bathroom, you may have missed out on one of the simplest pleasures in life. Besides pleasurable, it can also be very relaxing, especially if you add a few extras, like fragrant soap or bath gel, candles, a good book, or your favorite music.
A warm bubble bath can loosen tense muscles, and make your skin feel soft and smooth afterward. If you’re accustomed to taking quick showers, then slowing things down with a long bubble bath may seem like a waste of time, or worse, selfish. But it isn’t. You have to pamper yourself or you won’t have the emotional energy to give to your other obligations.
If you don’t have a bathtub, or your current one needs replaced, you can visit Bathing Guide for some helpful information.
Before jumping into just any ordinary bathtub, ask, “What am I looking for in a bathtub?”
They aren’t all created equal. What does this mean? Well, bathtubs aren’t what they used to be. Now they come tailor-made it seems, to fit the wants and needs of the customer.
You can get a claw-foot bathtub, which isn’t built into the wall at all. This is the old-fashioned kind that you may have found in Victorian bathrooms. They are long, deep, and very eye-catching.
You can get one that is super-size, which accommodates larger people, or two people.
You can get one that is more like a Jacuzzi, and of course you can get them in a myriad of colors, styles, and shapes.
The one thing you want to keep in mind is the bathtub fixtures. You can go with a classic design, or one that is more modern. Two faucet handles, or just one? Silver, or gold?
With so many choices, it may take a while for you to decide which tub you want to take your bubble bath in, but buying a new one is half the fun.