Imagine coming home after a long day at the office. You’ve been stressed for a while, dedicating your life to your career as the average modern-day woman does, but enough is enough. There comes a point in time when you have to take a moment for yourself and enjoy a distressing session without feeling guilty.
That time comes when you follow the steps below to create the perfect bath. You could even turn it into a bath for two if you’re with someone. The good thing about creating the perfect bath is that you don’t need to do it alone in order to relax. Here’s what you need to do.
Step 1: Switch on some background music
It doesn’t have to be loud, but it has to be music you enjoy to help you relax. Whether you play it through your television’s audio bouquet or on your stereo, the most important thing is to have something relaxing playing in the background.
Step 2: Get your clothing together
This step is most important during the winter months. There’s nothing worse than getting out of a steamy bath and then having to find clothes to wear while you’re shivering. So, find clothes you’d like to wear after your bath and keep them close to retain the heat from your bath.
Step 3: Turn on the hot water
Time to turn up the heat! You can’t have a bath without water, but it might take a while to reach a comfortable temperature. Keep an eye on the temperature as you complete the next steps.
Step 4: Light a few candles
Candles have an amazing way of creating ambiance in a room. If possible, choose scented candles to fill the room with a relaxing aroma. However, regardless of the type of candles, just make sure you have a few to place around the tub and in your bathroom to create artificial light to help your mind to relax—which is exactly what you’re after.
Step 5: Grab your favorite drink
The heat will make you thirsty, so don’t forget to grab your favorite drink. Whether it’s a glass of wine or a little bit of juice, remember to grab enough so you don’t have to interrupt your relaxing bath to get another drink.
Step 6: Go to the toilet
Some may experience the need to use the toilet the second they enter the tub. To avoid this, use the toilet before entering the water. After all, let’s be honest, no one wants to bath in their own urine.
Step 7: Grab a good book
This is a great step if you enjoy reading, but never have the time. Now is that time! So, grab the one book you’ve been wanting to read, and place it next to your towel. At some point, you’re going to get your hands wet, so you’re going to need something to dry them before touching your book. If you want, you can even grab the electronic version of your favorite read—whichever you prefer.
Step 8: Add the bubbles and bath salts
This step is extremely important. Always add bubble bath, but never forget the important salts like Epsom salts—great for detoxing your body and add much needed magnesium in case you’re lacking it. They’re also great for relaxing your muscles after a good workout. You could even add some bath oil if you live in a dry environment.
Step 9: Don’t forget a snack
Some chocolate won’t hurt, or perhaps a savory snack—whichever your heart desires. As important as the drink is, so is a small snack to keep you from getting too hungry. You could also eat dinner before taking a relaxing bath. The snack will just keep you going until you feast on dinner.
Step 10: Enjoy your bath!
Finally, the time has arrived to enjoy a relaxing bath. You have all the necessary ingredients to make this a memorable and relaxing bath. All that’s left is to enjoy it! Remember to take your time. No rushing!
After working so hard, you deserve to enjoy the bath of a lifetime. If you have someone to enjoy it with and a tub big enough, why not share!
Of course, you could always just make it you-time and forget the outside world for a little while. It’s alright to have a little you-time every once in a while. Whether you’re a mom, a career-driven woman, a housewife or a little bit of everything in one, remember to take some time for yourself on a regular basis.
As small as a simple bath may seem, the right bath can do wonders for your overall health and well-being, putting life back into what seems like a day-in and day-out busy schedule that’s running away from you on a daily basis.
The right bath will cause you to reflect on your life and help you to recharge in order to give your all again the next day. In the end, that’s all we want to do, right? To give our all in whatever we may be doing on a daily basis. What better way to do that than by taking time to enjoy the perfect bath!