Why do we take a shower? The obvious answer is to get fresh and clean, but did you know showering daily can also be mood-boosting?
Showering isn’t merely for personal hygiene; it’s also for your overall health—and not just the physical. Check out Home Bath Review or read on to find out how truly life-changing good showers can be.
Meanwhile, here are some shower-related benefits that may surprise you.
Aside from making you look and feel like you can get up close and personal with someone, showering also holds all these amazing health benefits:
Nothing screams self-care like a good old relaxing shower. If your mind is weighing you down, a long warm shower might be all you need to ease that load off and feel happy (or calm, at the very least) again.
Nothing washes away those negative thoughts and emotions like a good shower, and there’s science to prove this. Warm showers have been linked to reduced anxiety and depression and a more positive life outlook in turn.
This mainly has to do with the water’s warmth and the way the body receives it (from the head first). The warmth and mechanism behind showering reduce the symptoms of mental stress or illness.
Bathing also relaxes and focuses the mind. It helps drift thoughts away from the day’s worries to more positive happenings and things to look forward to.
Whether it’s an actual shower or a dip in the tub, warm water can work its magic on your system by giving it the reset it needs.
You may have experienced this a few times. You come home tired to the bones from work, but after a long, warm shower, you find that you can take on the world again—but opt to go for a run instead. Despite not being the most popular setting, a cold shower can yield the same result.
So, what is it about showers that are so energy-boosting?
Cold showers, in particular, are a natural pick-me-up because of how they lead to a drop in the body’s temperature. As a result, the melatonin levels that tell your body to get some rest also drop and cause you to become alert again.
The boost in energy is also attributed to the improved heart rate resulting in the energizing feeling of a cold shower.
A cold shower can feel amazing after a warm one—like that delicious cup of coffee that can make you ready to take on the day.
What do feeling fresh, clean, and energized all have in common? More than anything, they can all make you feel like you can take on anyone or anything.
There’s nothing like a good, long shower to deliver a good dose of confidence after a draining activity or embarrassing experience.
Additionally, making sure you’re on top of your personal hygiene can enhance mood-boosting hormones. When you’re in a better, more positive mood, you tend to feel like smiling and talking to people. This level of confidence and motivation also lets you attract more people.
Imagine having this amazingly positive experience from just taking a shower in the morning or after coming home from work!
It’s easy to see how these three aforementioned benefits can lead to a productivity boost.
Why wouldn’t it? You feel great. You feel confident. You’re recharged. You’ve let go of the negative emotions. You’re just ready to take on the world, and that will always make you more productive.
Your ability to be better and do better doesn’t merely come from the act of taking a shower. It can be attributed to the fact that having a good shower is part of your everyday routine.
What better way to start your day than with such an accomplishment? Especially in times like these, it’s essential for each of us to start off our days on a good note.
A long, cold, or warm shower after a good morning run can set the tone for the rest of the day. Not only that, it can help wash away any lingering thoughts, doubts, or negative feelings towards yourself or the people in your life.
Quality sleep is everything! It can impact your day more than any shower ever could, though the good news is these two are interlinked. So, if your daily showers are great, your sleep should be too.
Showering can set the tone for bedtime. A cold or warm shower before bed can get your body to the ideal temperature it needs to recharge and recuperate.
A shower does not merely cleanse you physically. It cleanses you mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.
That said, the quality of your bath also matters. While a quick shower is good, a shower should be of the ideal duration, location, and frequency to truly make a difference long-term.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.