I never thought something as simple as changing when I take a shower would make such a huge impact on my life, but…damn! Life has been going pretty darn good so far and part of it is due to just changing when I take a shower!
Here’show changing my shower time improved my life and can (maybe) improve yours too!
Changing the Time
Taking a shower when I get home from work wasn’t something I thought of at all! I used to take showers at night when I was a kid, but that’s because it was easier on my parents at that point and I kind of just stuck with it. When I hit high school I started taking showers in the morning to help wake me up, because when classes start at 7:30am and you don’t drink coffee, you need something to help in that regard.
It just so happened that one day as I was driving home from work I had a sudden need to shower. Not because I felt dirty, but because my skin was almost screaming at me for moisture help. Having eczema usually isn’t a pain in the ass, but when it starts to get colder (like it is now) it does throw a bit of a hissy fit at me. So taking a shower later in the evening is a pretty good change for me.
Helps With Moisture
Now hear me out. I’ve got eczema, which in short and sweet terms, means my skin has issues retaining water to keep hydrated. Because of that and the colder weather, my skin has been feeling really dry when I get home from work. I started using my humidifier again, but it just wasn’t enough.
Hopping in the shower really quick and being able to warm up my skin and make it more susceptible to holding in whatever moisture it can makes a huge difference! It’s also a great way to warm up from the cold.
I can hop out of the shower and put on the heaviest lotions/creams I want! I don’t have to worry about if it’ll stick to my clothes or if my pants will fight me to go on because I’m wearing pajamas!
Related: Skin Guide for Colder Weather
If you’re like most people, a day at work can be stressful. And if you’re anything like me, relaxing can be a bit… difficult. But hopping in the shower is a natural way to calm you down. It’s my go-to when my anxiety gets me really agitated.
If you add any lavender scented body wash, shower tablets, or lotion, you’re in for even more of a treat. I definitely feel more relaxed after I get out of the shower, hop in my pajamas, and cuddle up on my bed for some videos or basketball games to watch.
Related: Step-by-Step Self Care Guide
Gives My Morning More Time
I’m one of those people who wake up but then take an hour and a half to actually get out of bed for realsies. Taking a shower in the morning usually meant that I would have to rush myself to get in and dressed before I was fully awake and before I was late for work. Mostly, this is just a me problem. I could totally take a shower as soon as I wake up. In fact, that’s actually what I did in college. But half the time I have no desire to get out of bed, never mind anything else. So there have been quite a few days where I’ve said “eh, screw it” and rolled over to go back to sleep and just throw on work close right before I have to leave.
Taking a shower at night leaves me the time I need to actually get out of bed, and I’ve even been able to put on makeup again! Normally I’m running so far behind or I’ve not given myself enough time to put on makeup so I haven’t been wearing it. My coworkers even commented on my recent makeup application. Wearing makeup makes me feel pretty, and when I feel pretty, I feel more productive.
When do you take a shower? Are you a night person or a morning person?
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