Read In The Bathtub
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, revealed that he reads the electronic Kindle device in his bathtub. He takes a one gallon Ziploc bag, and puts his Kindle inside it. Book in hand…safe and sound.
An interesting way to combine two popular stress-relieving past-times. I am not sure that I am co-ordinated enough to master this even with a Ziploc bag.
Bathtubs are the picture perfect scene to the end of a hard day for many people. I have trouble sitting in a tub. I don’t find it very relaxing and my mind usually wonders off to what else needs to be done.
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Read In The Bathtub To Help Relax
I did enjoy one bathtub at a recent hotel stay. It came complete with jets and multi-colour lights to produce a relaxing atmosphere. It took longer to fill the tub than I actually stayed in, but for a while it was relaxing.
Reading, enjoying a hot bath, and/or lighting scented candles are all forms or stress management. But what is relaxing to one person may be stress-inducing to another. The key is to find a number of strategies that work for you.
Part of the S-O-S Principle that I developed involves finding strategies that get your mind off of the stressful situation. It may be our hobbies such as gardening or wood working or it may be activities such as karate or running. It may be downtime relaxation strategies such as deep breathing, yoga, hot shower or a hot bath. The key is to find something that works for you.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating Read In The Bathtub Day:
- If you have trouble slowing down to relax, ask yourself why. Are you too caught up in what needs to be done next? Keep the superhuman syndrome in check – we need to take time to take care of ourselves.
- If the bathtub and/or a good book don’t do it for you, find something else that does. Find something that changes the speed, changes your focus and helps to renew your energy.
- If you are still willing to try the book and bathtub combo to relax, start with a magazine or book that doesn’t matter if it gets wet.
- And in case that doesn’t hold your interest, you can always try the trick that I used with my kids when they were little – lots of bubbles and rubber duckies.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!
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