WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
Are you stressed?
Do you feel like you never have time to relax?
When was the last time you had a long, hot, relaxing bath?
Creating a ritual around a regular bath time, and changing your perspective around the healing properties of water can be an effective first step to self care and mindfulness.
I have a sacred relationship with water. Especially nature like lakes and the ocean, but also I appreciate the power of hot water.
I found it challenging to carve out a time in the day that was just for me. I found myself often jumping in the crowded bath with my 4 kids which was less than mindful and relaxing!
I dedicated 15 minutes most days to having a hot bath, alone. Me time.
Time to recharge and reconnect.
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Benefits of a hot bath:
- water is healing
- heat is soothing for pain
- stimulate all senses
- create a dedicated time and space for me
- add epsom salts to bring healing and relaxing effects
- ritual and routine are great mindfulness practices
HOW TO GET STARTED
Think about your favourite spa experience. How did you feel? What did you see and hear?
This visualisation is your inspiration. Whatever you can imagine, you can create.
Spas tend to embrace the “less is more” philosophy, and a minimalist style can help open up a room, making a small bathroom seem larger, brighter and more welcoming.
- faux wood flooring
- massage shower head, rainforest shower head
- pebbles in sink
- plants like aloe vera or palm tree
- heated towel rail
- dressing gown, slippers and special towels
- aromatherapy jasmine, lavender essential oils, candles
- tub tray to hold a drink, soap, candles
- Declutter thoroughly
- Create extra storage
- Choose calming colors
- Upgrade the shower head
- Mix in nature
- Update towels and rugs
- Add calming scents
- Use Earthy tones and textures
- Install dimmers
- Add faux wood tiles
- Clear toiletry clutter
- Consider buying a tub
- Install a massage shower head
- Heat your towels
- Add oil diffusers
- Listen to music
- Use a tub tray for chocolate or a hot drink
Mindfulness tips to practice in your luxury home spa:
It is so important to set an intention. This time alone is just for you. It can be a good idea to share this with anyone who lives with you so they know you don’t want to be disturbed.
It can be helpful to be aware of your goal. How do you want to feel?
You can use your senses to bring awareness to the experience.
What can you:
- How do you feel?
Taking slow, deep breaths can calm the monkey chatter of the mind and help ground you in the present experience.
Most resistance actually comes from ourselves. It is easy to blame it on the noisy children or the husband working late, or even claim that we don’t like baths, and showers are better for the environment. The truth is, often we don’t feel like we are worthy of this dedicated time to ourselves. If it is a very new idea to prioritise self care and self love, there will be a lot of resistance and this is normal.
- Mindset: ” I don’t have time, I don’t deserve it!”
THE LAST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW
A private oasis, a safe haven, a luxurious sanctuary. This is what you deserve and you can create it.
You will benefit, and those who share your home will benefit too!
Thank you for reading!
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Do you have a home spa? Please comment below. I’d love to know.