Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bathtime Quick Tips (plus Do Not Disturb Me sign ideas)

If you are a bath person, you are well aware of the healing powers of taking a relaxing soak. It is a restorative pleasure. Baths give you a moment to slow down and take some time for you. The wet heat is one of the best ways to soothe aching muscles. I like to use bath salts because they are aromatic (a bath filled with bath salts is like incense for your home) and can help to relieve muscle aches as well as stimulate circulation. Bath oils are also aromatic and will help to moisturize rough, dry skin while you bathe.

Even if you don’t have a lot of time to luxuriate in the tub, try to find at least 15 minutes one day a week to close yourself in a room—alone—and just breathe. Tell your husband and the kids you are locking yourself in the bathroom, and short of an emergency, you are not available. (I jokingly told a client to get a “Do Not Disturb” sign for her bathroom door. Maybe it’s not such a bad idea!) Putting aside time for you gives you more energy to give to others. It’s a simple principle, although not always so easy to implement. 

For more ideas to take care of you, see:
Here are some fun examples for your own Do Not Disturb Me sign: