Having a self care shower is easily the number one way I decompress. Whether you’ve had a rough day at work or just need some peace, spending time having water run down your face is an easy fix! Establishing a good self-care shower routine is essential to get some time to yourself.
In this fast-paced world, we often don’t take the time to enjoy ourselves doing daily tasks. Everything, even our self care routine, is done quickly.
What if I told you that you can have the best shower routine in the world, in just a few steps?
Self care showers will be revolutionary in your life, mark my words!
Without further ado, here are the steps you need to take to achieve the best self care shower ever!
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Eliminate ALL Distractions for a Nice Self Care Shower
It’s so hard to relax in the shower, especially when you’re constantly reminded of the things you need to do!
The first, and probably most important step in your self care shower routine, is to do your best to eliminate all distractions.
The most common distractions you’ll probably encounter while trying to get just one ounce of peace are:
Your cell phone! Social media notifications, work emails and random phone calls distract you from enjoying your self care time.
People you live with! Whether they’re being loud, knocking on the door or just barging into the bathroom, you’re on edge.
There are ways to shut out those distractions, even just for a little bit.
Put your phone on silent. You deserve to take a 15-minute shower without being reminded of the things you need to do at work, or future plans. What’s that saying… ignorance is bliss?
Tell everyone you’re taking a shower. Make a point to say that you’ll be busy showering for a bit, and that if they need anything, to wait until you get out. Also, if you’ve got kids, your partner or Netflix is your best friend!
Clean Your Bathroom
If you’ve ever stepped foot in a frat house bathroom, I don’t have to tell you that a clean bathroom is better than a dirty bathroom.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, good for you!
The point is, you don’t want to be feeling icky when you’re taking your self care shower. Even noticing little things like hair on the shower wall and toothpaste splatters on your mirror can be disconcerting.
Do a quick cleanup of your bathroom.
I know you want to get to your shower as quickly as possible, so make your clean up super quick too!
Here’s a list of areas you should focus on:
Get rid of any dirty clothes or towels that are lingering in the bathroom
Wipe your mirror and counter surface
Make sure the inside of your toilet is clean
Get rid of that nasty garbage
Get rid of shower hair and do a quick rinse of the shower.
This shouldn’t take too long, and the time it takes might vary depending on the state of your bathroom. However, it’s worth it when you can wash yourself in a cleaner bathroom!
Do Some Lymphatic Drainage
While this part is optional for your self care shower routine, if you have a dry brush, use it!
A dry brush can be bought at any big store, including WalMart or Amazon.