I have never understood how people manage to soak in the bath for a whole hour, without slamming their head on the taps (or something similar), to overcome the sheer unadulterated mind bending boredom of lying still like a corpse underwater!
My baths take approx 8 to 12 minutes, depending on whether or not my leg hair is at a ‘tongable length’, and needs removing
I’m always watching people who seem to be chilled and relaxed most of the time, in the hope I’ll spot a trick to steal, and become less highly strung by copying it. My Mum’s hubby is a prime example of this kinda person, and he’s a very busy guy.
The difference seems to be about speed
He moves at the pace of a slug, no matter what the job, he only knows how to poodle on down
When I attended group therapy, we learnt lots about mindfulness, which is all about ‘being in the now’, noticing the moment, and actively experiencing everything in it. I try to apply this mindset whenever I remember, but as my natural speed is that of ‘Road Runner’, I miss A LOT!
Anyhoo, I’m slowly getting there (no pun intended). I have added a good 2.5-3 minutes to my bath time (yay)… by doing two things
1) I got a bubble bar from Lush.com (I swear it produces the softest bubbles in the world, ever ever ever, they blow Radox outa the water by miles). When I get in the bath now, I lay back onto my cushioned bubble pillow and gently squish them in my hands…it’s surprisingly pleasant and I can manage it for a full minute without getting bored
2) When I lay down to rinse the conditioner from my hair, I spread my fingers far apart and really gently move them through my hair from root to tip (another minute and a half added)
Today, I managed to add an extra minute, by concentrating on SLOWLY swizzling the soap in my hands, at a less than olympic speed, and the feeling of the bar in my palms was again, quite surprisingly scrummy
Sooooo; 3 minutes down (with the new soap tip) only another 57 to go… and I might be as chilled as ‘Davy Dew Drop’ ze ultra productive yet laid back ‘slug extraordinaire!’
You cannee appreciate anything if you go to fast to even notice you’re doing it!
Good Luck, may your day be enriched by ultra soft bubbles and slow-moving fingers! 🙂 Be a slug!