Bath time is one of those occasions where you can truly let go of the stresses of day to day life, unwind, and get lost in bliss and comfort for a short time. There’s a reason why the image of a woman relaxing in a bathtub after a hard day’s work is a staple of so many films, adverts, and TV series.
Of course, it doesn’t take much effort to enjoy a bath, just sitting in the hot water is enough to help you begin de-stressing. If you really want to take your bathroom relaxation to the next level, however, take note of these tips.
Get a Bigger Tub
Bathrooms basically become more comfortable and luxurious the bigger they get. It may not be true for everything in life, but it applies here.
Fully kitted out bathroom suites are simply more relaxing than micro-bathrooms, and soaking in a bigger tub is simply more luxurious than soaking in a smaller one.
If you really want to make bath time a central, relaxing feature of your day-to-day life — a kind of meditation, if you will — it’s well worth your time investigating the costs and logistics of getting a larger, more specialist tub installed, whether it be a jacuzzi, or something else.
If having a more serious bathtub fitted in your home isn’t on the cards, don’t despair. It’s still fully possible to enjoy many a relaxing soak. But still, it’s a nice feature to have.
Bring some music or audiobooks along
If you’re planning to relax in your bath for an extended period of time, you might find that, although the water is still deliciously relaxing, you get bored after a while and need to get out early just to stop feeling like you’re wasting time or like your mind’s wandering too much.
Audiobooks can be the perfect fix here, and with the rise of cloud-based audiobook providers such as Audible, you can enjoy a whole array of great literary titles played directly through the phone app. No need to risk your life by running an extension cable into the bathroom to power your sound system. (In fact, please don’t do that).
Audiobooks are the grown up equivalent to a kid’s bedtime stories. While washing, or simply relaxing with your eyes closed, you can explore fantastical worlds or learn more about science, history, or culture, courtesy of an army of expert narrators.
Just don’t fall asleep.
The idea behind holistic health is that you treat the body, mind, and soul as interconnected parts of a system, and do things which are good for all of them at once, all framed in a natural context.
Many luxury bath goods, ranging from bath salts to essential oils, do a great job of passing on holistic benefits, with bath salts helping to replace lost minerals in the body, while various essential oils and herbal extracts can relieve sinus congestion, and tackle bacteria, all while leaving you feeling blissfully relaxed and at peace.