Wish I Had a Bath Tub Now That I Don't Have One
Make Certain Your Bathroom Has a Bathtub
I have just recently moved house for the ninth time and It was brought to my attention that the bathroom had only a shower, no bath. I thought at the time I wouldn't miss having a bath tub as I very rarely had the time for a luxurious bubble bath anyway, however just lately I have grown to miss having one. My new job is at times back breaking and when I first get home I rush off to the shower, turn the tap on as hot as I can stand it and let the heat soothe my aching muscles. But how much nicer, I think to myself would it be to have a long hot bubble bath.
Goldilocks And The Bath Tub
Just like Goldilocks, I too want a bath that is just right, not too big ( I don't want to risk falling asleep and drowning) not too small ( what is it with these things called half-baths, what is the point if you have to sit in it with your knees up?) My bath has to be just right.
Growing up we had a bath tub and shower in one with one of those awful shower curtains that clung to your wet body, yuk! But at least we had a bath tub I suppose. Just writing about bath tubs makes me want a bath right this very minute. The idea of soaking for a very long time in a tub filled with bubbles is so appealing but you know the times that I have had the pleasure, now that I recall, I generally got bored within the first fifteen minutes even with a glass of wine and a good book. The book ended up all wet and dog eared and the wine ran out too soon, such a waste of water I thought as I let the plug out.
Bath Time Can Be Self Nurturing TIme
No doubt about it though a good soak is good for the soul. It self nurtures, can get rid of stress and gives you time to relax and reflect to exfoliate and shave your legs lol Any time spent on ourselves is well worth it I reckon, mainly because we can't give to others unless we give to ourselves. We have to top our pleasure levels up before we can give openly and freely to those we love. I was reminded of this on my last plane flight. The air hostess was going through the emergency drill and as always we were reminded that in the event we may need to use the oxygen mask we should fit ours to our face first before assisting others. Good advice I believe. I find that I get very stressed if I am caught in a position of constantly giving of my time to others and forget to oxygenate myself.
Making Time for You
Just this week I found myself running in circles doing overtime at work and still preparing meals for myself and the kids, washing the clothes so we would have clothes for work, shopping etc and I had not done anything for myself, not even spent half an hour reading a book or just relaxing with a coffee.
I know I could have asked for help but you know I am one of those people that expect others that are close to me to recognize that they are not pulling their weight and offer at least to help out. But no...I was sadly disappointed. I believe I should not have to point out the obvious to the people around me but I think they believe I have secretly hired a housekeeper...I wish. Well I soon recognized that I was getting cranky and tired and taking it out on the wrong people when all I really needed was to give myself some me time. I took the phone off the hook, lay on the couch with book, of which I read a page before falling asleep for an hour. But boy did I feel better. Self nurture I say and do it often and never feel guilty about doing it :)