How To Reduce Stress by Taking a Shower
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How To Reduce Stress by Taking a Shower

In this busy world there are so many demands on our time. We work and work just to still have more to get done. We care for our spouses, homes, and kids daily. We go and go until it seems like we can not go any more. When that feeling comes along you know you are stressed.

Are you over worked? Overwhelmed? Do you need to unwind and re-energize? A great way to do all this and more is to take a shower.

Stress is a good bad thing. A little stress is healthy. It keeps us on the ball, motivated, always moving forward. Too much stress is un-healthy. It can leave us feeling drained and unable to go on. To prevent stress levels from raising to that point it is important to do little things for yourself that help you to reduce the stress, and to feel better.

Showering can help people to feel better. When you take a shower you are alone. Having that time to yourself, by yourself can help to reduce your stress levels greatly. It’s just the simple act of taking a few minutes to be alone that does it. It also makes people feel better to do something nice for themselves.

The warm soothing water can do wonders to help relax not only your mind, but also your body. Sore, stiff, cramping muscles are affected by the heat of the water. As your stress washes down the drain your muscles will relax as well. So, by taking a 10 minute long hot shower you can ease your mind and some of your pain.

The sweet smells of shampoos, conditioners, and soaps can help to reduce your stress levels too. It’s like shower aroma therapy. When we smell pleasant smelling things it releases feel good chemicals in our brains. That’s the main purpose of aroma therapy. Too activate those feel good chemicals and to feel better. So the next time you are shopping for shampoos, soaps, etc., take a moment to smell them before you decide to buy. Choose fragrances that you love to convert your shower into an aroma therapy spa.


Stress has a way of dropping ones energy. A shower can help you to feel fresh and revitalized. Showers have a way of waking people up, both physically and mentally. If you are feeling sluggish and tired despite getting enough sleep it may be your stress dragging you down. A nice hot shower may be just what you need to feel alive and ready to go once again.

So, if you are at your wits end, stressed and needing to feel a little better than maybe you need not look farther than your own bathroom for a solution. Enter into your own personal shower and discover the heat of the water, the scents of the soaps, and the relaxing effects of the sensations as they all come together. Escape from the world and all of its worries for 10 minutes to do something for yourself. You’ll get so much more than clean. You will feel better, both physically and emotionally.

A Hot Shower on a Cold Day

Wow, there is nothing like a hot shower on a cold day. Whether you work outside all day, or even indoors, the cold days of winter can get into your bones and your body. Taking a hot shower can take away the cold and the stress.

Try some lavender oil in the shower also, that is one of the most relaxing smells available. Just letting the hot water cascade from your head, hair and down your back is the most wonderful feeling on a cold winter night. The tingling feeling of that hot water can be the most relaxing feeling of all time.

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