I love having a long indulgent bath; it really relaxes your body and helps with aching muscles. I always feel so much better maybe because a bath is a chance to have some “me time”, being surrounded by heaps of bubbles, maybe with a candle flickering the background, often a face mask plastered on for good measure! I can forget about the troubles of the day in my little sanctuary.
Remarkably though according to this infographic by LateRooms.com most commonly people are only having four baths a year! I know I shower considerably more as a rule but even I take time out to soak much more regularly than that!
Surely the children average would bring the figure up, my boys always prefer a bath to a shower. Probably because they have more opportunities to be mischievous in the bath though, bubbles seem to cover the floor and a water pistol usually features and if I get too close I get blasted!
The average bath time is 20 minutes apparently I stay in until the water gets lukewarm then I hop out into a fluffy towel. Although now in the new house we have a steel enamel bath and that keeps its temperature for much longer than our old acrylic bath ever did. So if you are a regular in the bathtub its worthwhile thinking about the material it’s made of if you want to soak for longer.
The only reason I do shower mainly is down to time it’s always a little manic here, getting the boys ready for school or cramming in everything we need to do in a day. But if I had my way I would go wrinkly in the bath every night. I have been tempted to use my smart phone in the bath like the ¼ surveyed by I would panic it would drop in and be ruined! So instead I think it’s nice to have a break from social media and just de-stress instead.