No excuses. No analyzing your size, or thighs. If you find it difficult to get in, go slow and steady, sit on the edge if you have to and lower yourself down. Toss some of your favorite Epsom or bath salt in the water. Fill the air waves with music that soothes your soul, and lock the door. If you don’t have bubble bath, you can use shampoo, left over shower gel, or go without the bubbles.
I have found this process to be safe, rejuvenating, and comforting. I have a standard size tub in my guest bathroom, and I always assumed I couldn’t fit in it. After an argument had last week, I fled to the guest bathroom, I turned on the shower head and let cold water run down on me and sat on the tub floor. My body acted like a water dam, preventing it from draining, so I curled up and laid in it for 20 maybe 30 minutes. It was a retreat, when there is no other kind to be had in the middle of pandemic living. I enthusiastically escaped reality with my daughters swimsuit Barbie and rubber duck. (She has like a family of 20 rubber ducks that live on the bathroom medicine cabinet mirror.)
A moment to manage me, to not worry who was waiting outside the door with unmet expectations is completely priceless. Occasionally I rub a clay* mask on my face before I rub a dub dub. (My skin acts out like I am a pubescent teenager.) A moment like this can cost you little to no money to care for yourself. If you are feeling fancy, invite your mate, and make it a double scrub a dub dub. We have a larger tub in our master suite, that has imperfections, and I have to stuff the drain with a zip lock bag to plug it up, but we make it work. You can even throw on swimsuits and share the tub with a kid. Have a mom/daughter in tub spa type of moment.
I encourage you to use what you have. If you haven’t done it already now you have a perfect reason to scrub that tub, and make yourself a home made retreat.
Soaking in Plain Sight,
Masquerade Jade 🙂
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