When self-care pops into the mind, people often associate it with meditating, exercising, reading a book, calling a friend, or even sleeping in. These tasks are usually included in a self-care routine. After all, there is no right or wrong way to take care of your own body and mind. But after a long day at work, sometimes what we need is to just unwind and relax. That’s why soaking in a bath can be a good thing to add to your self-care routine. There are many benefits to help you relax after a stressful day. It doesn’t have to be every day, but treating yourself to a bath once in a while can offer many benefits.
1. Gives time for yourself.
If you have a busy lifestyle, you probably don’t have much time for yourself. When you feel that time can be used for something else or you feel that you don’t deserve “me time”, that’s when you need some relaxation the most. We need time to process emotions and thoughts to be more connected and mindful in our day-to-day lives. Adding a bath to your self-care routine will give you that time for yourself.
- Baths are great for stress relief.
Taking a bath a few times a week will help relieve stress. No matter what time of the day or just when you feel your body is demanding a form to relieve stress, a warm bath will do the trick. All the stress and anxiety will be washed away and will help you feel calmer and even lifts your mood.
- Improves your overall wellbeing.
Warm water in the bath will help you slow down and process your thoughts. It is important to process and understand your thoughts. It can be the reason why your mind kept wandering around and in turn make you feel more stressed or anxious. Having time alone with your thoughts can give you the time and space to gain clarity of mind.
- Baths improve the quality of sleep.
If you have been suffering from insomnia or have trouble sleeping because of stress, taking a warm bath at night will help you sleep faster. Studies have shown that taking a 30-minute warm bath decreases stress hormones and balances serotonin levels which help regulate mood.
- Bathing helps reduce body aches & pains
If you have been exercising, soaking in a warm bath a few times a week help with muscle soreness. It also soothes away the body aches that come from a stressful day at home or at work. Kick it up a notch by adding some Epsom salt. Magnesium from salt has calming effects that relax muscles and relieve pain.
- Bathing improves your skin.
With stress and the dirt from the outside, our skin is usually the first thing that suffers. High stress levels and air pollutants can trigger breakouts and irritation. Having a warm bath will help open up your pores to deep clean your skin. The warm water also moisturizes your skin and prevents cracking dry skin.
Having a long warm bath is beneficial for you. This is the easiest and best form of self-care that should be added to your routine. Take it to the next level by creating a calming and relaxing space on a bath. Lighting some scented candles and turning on soothing music in a bath can be the perfect self-care.
The Bamboo Bathtub Tray is the perfect accessory while having a warm bath. You can put read a book or drink some wine while having your “Me time”. No need to worry about where to put your bath items, the Bamboo Bathtub Tray is large enough to hold your bath essentials. It has space for your bath bombs, essential oils, and even sponges.
If you want to relax and clear your mind while taking a bath, the Bath Pillow will provide the highest level of comfort to place your head while having a bath. It also helps eliminates neck fatigue and helps support your shoulder.
So soak into the bath, turn off your phone, close your eyes, and feel the worry and stress evaporate in the air. Including baths in your self-care routine will do great benefits to your mind and body.