Scrub a dub dub I’m (not a fan of being) in the tub – shower power is where it’s at y’all. The one and only way to make me feel like my soul has been cleansed is when I’m fresh out of the shower. You know, your hair smells amazing, your skin is squeaky clean, and more than anything, I’ve had a moment to myself to think for a while. The power of a good shower is underrated, but in a time like this, it’s time to utilize it fully.
Is One Shower Better Than The Other?
If you know me, you know I’ve had a long commute for the past few years, which, without a doubt, affects my shower schedule. During this time, I’m usually a two-a-day type of shower gal. Most people will tell you to only shower once a day for fear of dry skin, and the potential of wasting water, bath products, and the like. I try to be as mindful of this of this as possible and in turn, my first shower of the day tends to be quick and simple – a quick wash of the body and skipping right over hair. Waking up at 6 am is not an easy feat, no matter how many times you tell yourself you’ll get used to it eventually. I’ve learned that the only way to get me up and awake is to hop in the shower as soon as I’m up.
After a full day of commuting, running around the city, hopping in and out of meetings and calls, setting up for events, and then embarking on a commute back home, the only thing I want to do is rip off my clothes and shower. While the first is great for waking up, this second shower is all about helping me decompress from the day and spend more time on myself to wash my hair, do a deeper cleanse, shave, and any other indulgent shower step I feel like taking. I think we can all agree nothing is more calming than getting in a fully made bed when you’re fresh out the shower and in your pajamas.
While people stand firmly in both camps, either naming a morning or evening shower as their choice fighter, I’ve never been able to pick a side. Now that we’re spending more time at home, I’m arguing that the double shower is the shower for you.
Double Shower Power
This isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to working from home, but it’s definitely different this time around. That said, I adopted the routine of taking a 3pm shower as my first shower of the day when I was working remotely last year. When I work from home and technically have more time to wake up and get ready for the day, I tend to get straight to work. Yes, you’re reading that right, I still haven’t mastered the art of entering work mode in the morning. Instead, I just jump straight in rather than needing to wake myself up with a shower.
Regardless of where you’re working, the midday slump is real. When working from home, as a way to hit reset and give myself a second life for the day, I take a shower around 3pm and change clothes to wrap up the rest of my work and either hit the gym or make dinner with family. It always acts as a good signifier of the beginning of the end of the day, and puts me in a fresh mindset to enjoy the rest of the day ahead.
Now that we’re all restrained to being inside for a vast majority of our time, it’s easy to go a little stir crazy. If you’ve never worked from home before or are simply feeling stuck at home during this time, we can all agree a change of pace is needed while being cooped up inside the house and a shower is the perfect remedy. So whether you prefer a morning or nighttime shower, try breaking your day up with a shower in between – not only will it make you feel cleaner amidst all the germs in the air, but it will help to calm your mind too.
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