We are often rushed on a work morning to get out the door on time, leaving little time for a pampered and relaxed experience in the bathroom – it’s all go, go, go! But it doesn’t have to be a stressful task! With a little preparation and organisation, you can turn your morning shower into 5 minutes of ‘me-time’ to set yourself up for the long day ahead. Keep reading for our handy tips to make your showertime more relaxing!
1. Clean Space, Relaxed Mind
There is nothing worse than an unkempt space and the bathroom is no exception! How can you feel calm and organised when you’re surrounded by a distracting mess that your mind is telling you to clean up? With a little maintenance each day, you can wake up to a fresh and decluttered space to shower in and feel relaxed rather than stressed!
2. Set The Mood
You want to feel awake after your morning shower, so let the light in! Open the windows to let that glorious morning light and air flow through to ignite your senses. Scatter some greenery to make it feel as though you are showering under a jungle-surrounded waterfall, enhanced by sweet-scented candles and products to fill the room. Being surrounded by beautiful fragrances, happy plants and shining light will create a peaceful ambience, ultimately making your shower so much more relaxed and invigorating!
3. Organisation Is Essential
You don’t want to be in any more of a rush than you need to be in the morning, so it is worth organising your essentials the night before. Have your work uniform prepared and hanging in the bathroom to step right into after your shower, and remember to leave a fresh towel at arm’s reach so you don’t have to jump out and find one mid shower! It is also a good idea to save any time-consuming pampering until the nighttime such as washing hair and shaving – by minimizing the number of tasks to do in the morning, the more time you’ll have to relax – it’s as simple as that!
4. Earn Your Shower
We all know how hard it is to wake up early for work, and especially that tad earlier to fit in a bit of exercise…but it will be truly worth it! Not only will you feel motivated for the day, but it will make your shower feel so much more rewarding and relaxing! Even just a short walk will get the adrenaline pumping and your body craving that uplifting shower. Before hopping out, end your shower with a cold rinse to make you feel truly awake and invigorated!
5. Play Your Favourite Tune
If there’s one thing that’ll get you started for the day it’s listening to your favourite music, and the shower is your perfect opportunity! Create a relaxed mood with calming tunes, or get into the groove with some upbeat music – the choice is totally yours! Having your favourite music playing in the background is also a good way to keep track of your time in the shower if you don’t have a shower timer.
Now it’s time to put some of these suggestions into action and turn your time-constrained showers into a more relaxed, personalised and invigorating experience!