Have you ever been looking forward to a bath all day, only to get in and realize, as much as you hate to admit it, it's really not all that great? I have, pretty much every time. Maybe it's just because I'm a very anxious person and have a hard time relaxing, but every time I take a bath, I inevitably have most, if not all, of these thoughts.
1. This is going to be so relaxing!
Warm, sudsy water? Check. Magazine? Check, but I don't really feel like holding it up to actually read it. Phone off and away? No, this is a bath, not a form of torture.
2. Now what?
OK, I've been sitting here for five minutes flipping through my magazine and I'm starting to get bored. Also, the water is getting cold and this is honestly not as great as they make it look on TV and in the movies.
3. There's soap scum everywhere.
How?! I just scrubbed this tub last week!
4. Was that a text?
I know this is supposed to be my time to relax and 'disconnect' but I can't remember if that was my text or email notification noise. I'll just take a quick peek, I won't answer anyone...
5. This water is probably filthy.
I guess at the end of this bath I should rinse off and take a shower because technically I'm just sitting in my own dirty water now, right? But then what was the point of the bath?
6. This is actually super stressful.
I thought this was supposed to be relaxing, but all I can think about is how I don't think I'm doing this right and now I'm just stressing out about how I shouldn't be stressing out.
7. Where is my damn towel?
How did I forget to bring a towel? Now I have to make a mad dash to the linen closet and face the freezing cold air outside the tub.
8. Eh, shaving's out.
The little bits of stubble will just go to the bottom of the tub and sit there and that's gross, so I think I'll just skip shaving. Again.
9. What was that noise?
I know I just heard a noise. I'm pretty sure I locked the front door but now I'm second-guessing myself and I don't want to be attacked in my tub, with a week's worth of stubble on my legs.
10. I prefer showers, sorry not sorry.
This really wasn't relaxing, it was torture trying not to look at my phone, I don't feel clean, and all this peace and quiet is freaking me out and making me overthink everything. I'll stick to showers.