I take baths every day. I don’t shower. In fact, nobody in family takes showers. We all take baths. We have nothing against showers. In fact, Mr. Sexy and I love showers. We simply don’t have a shower curtain. Our family of 5 (and for half the week we have a roommate) shares one bathroom that is the size of a decent closet. In that bathtub is a porcelain 4-claw tub. It has a shower head and rings just waiting for a curtain. However, purchasing a wrap around shower curtain is really expensive. So we take baths.
This means bathing takes longer than a quick rinse in the shower. Every time I bathe it takes time. It’s a nice way to relax from the morning or the day. It’s a great place to do the budget or to have intimate talks with your partner. (hehehe) For me, though, taking baths means there is that much more time to think. To ponder what happened this morning. Yesterday. Last week. There is a stretching silence which my mind fills with obsessing about the ‘what ifs’ of the future. Too much time surrounded with this silence brings me to a place of uneasiness. Sometimes even tears.
So I choose to ignore it more often than not. Last month we got Netflix because we finally have a good internet provider that can handle streaming. My latest “no-thinking” show is “How I Met Your Mother.” I start it on my phone in the bath and it plays until I’m dressed and ready for the day. It’s a great compromise. The show is funny and sometimes really stupid. It’s the perfect bathing/dressing/doing-your-hair show to have on in the background. For me, at least.
There are positives to my time alone. It leads me to my writing. To this blog. To all of you. This is where I release the thoughts that threaten to drive me crazy. I don’t always share the thoughts I would like to because if I did, I would piss a lot of people off. For instance, what I want to talk about right now is not appropriate at this time. Tomorrow, maybe. Or next week. Or never. But I’m still easing the pressure simply by writing.
So to all my readers ( I know you’re out there somewhere), thank you for the support of clicking on my blog posts, commenting sometimes, liking and re-sharing.
Do you have any thoughts on thinking? Link up and write about it. Release some of the pressure baby!