The 8 Things You Need To Take A Perfect Bath

The 8 Things You Need To Take A Perfect Bath

The main key: relaxation

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So, as a college student, I don't have a bathtub in which I could in good conscience take a bath in. Therefore, while most people are excited for family, friends, and food this Thanksgiving Break, I'm grateful for the bathtub that is awaiting me.

It sounds kind of silly, but I love my bath time. It is part of my self-care, and, at this point, I have my set-up down pat. Here's how I personally take a ~perfect~ bath.

1. No one is home

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In my head, I like to think this is to be kind to my parents, not wanting to bother them with my music or whatever I am watching on Netflix. However, let's be honest, I want to be home alone so I can blast Taylor Swift with no hesitation.

2. Candles, please

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Not only do they smell good, but they also help set up the ~mood~.

3. A hot beverage

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Pick out your favorite mug, brew your favorite drink, and enjoy!

4. Music

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Setting up the right playlist is very important. Sometimes something calm is the way to go and I'll hit up a pre-made Spotify playlist, but I tend to fall back to my favorite artists.

5. Bath bomb/bubble bath

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Personally I am more of a bubble bath fan, but either way, I love how fancy it makes my bath feel. Lol, I realize that it's literally bubbles, but they just add a bit of happiness.

Epsom salts are also an awesome way to spice up a bath and help relax your muscles, too!

6. Perfect water temperature

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Okay, tbh, this is an art. Having too hot of a bath is just miserable, but the water can't be lukewarm, either. Also keep in mind if you are drinking a hot beverage because that'll affect what you think is hot and not, too.

7. Netflix/Hulu/YouTube

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Grab your laptop or phone, and start watching your current TV show or a movie! This helps your relaxation and is good entertainment while you soak!

8. A good book

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It may be Russian roulette with reading books in the bath, but this is my favorite bath activity. I can completely unplug from technology and simply lay and read for however long I want.

One more week until Thanksgiving break. I can power through for the sake of the bath that is awaiting me!

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Dr. Michael Hart in London, Ontario Describes How to Live with Intention Rather Than Go with the Flow

When you live with intent, you are a doer. You make things happen instead of waiting for life to surprise you and work toward your aims to create the lifestyle you want.

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Few people live with intention. Some set goals occasionally. They might go on a diet or aim to give up smoking for instance. The rest of the time they meander through life and are at the mercy of its tides. When you live with intent, you are a doer. You make things happen instead of waiting for life to surprise you and work toward your aims to create the lifestyle you want.

Intentional living is important because it helps you lead a full existence in line with your objectives and values. It's easy to sit back and let life take the reins. When you do, though, you might reach the end of your life and find you haven't done what you longed to do.

Dr. Michael Hart in London, Ontario takes a holistic approach to healthcare and has helped hundreds of patients find relief from ailments where traditional treatments fell flat. "Things are never just going to fall into place, that's a recipe for disaster. If you do that, other people are going to decide what you want, and they'll probably take advantage of you. You need be self-aware and live with intention. You need to create the life that you deserve, it's not going to be created for you," stated Dr. Hart.

Here's how to bring more intention and focus to the fore.

Know what you want

You must first know what you want before you live with intention. Consider the life you wish to lead in ten years. What do you hope to have learned by then? Can you picture your future self? How is the future you different to the present you?

Dr. Hart affirmed, "You have to explore to know what you want. You have to try different things. Trying new things and discovering that you don't like them is part of the process, it's not a setback. Sometimes knowing what you don't want can also be helpful. You might be spending too much doing things that you don't even enjoy."

Once you understand what you desire, you can build steps to your goals. If you imagine you'll have a huge social circle in ten years, for instance, consider the steps it takes to gain more friends and move in the right direction. Likewise, if you imagine you have greater success in your career, ask yourself what it will take to develop your skills and reach your aim.

Mindfulness

Creating intentions might not be hard. Sticking to them will be tricky, though, unless you are mindful. When you've repeated actions that help you reach your targets often, they will become second nature to you. Until that time, however, you must be mindful of them.

You might aim to be fit and healthy, for instance, but forget to exercise daily. Or you may eat unhealthy foods because the importance of not doing so hasn't taken root in your mind. The way around the problem is to engage in chosen activities at similar times of the day or evening. The clock is then your cue to inch toward your goals.

It's essential to also mindful of your emotional state. "Sit with your emotions. Emotions are not good or bad, they are neutral. Don't get depressed about being depressed or angry about being angry. Humans have 7 basic emotions, and we need to be able to sit with all of them," stated Dr. Hart.

Applying mindfulness to life

Some objectives require constant mindfulness. The intention to be a good listener, for instance, requires an almost continual focus. Then again, maybe your ultimate aim is to live every moment of your life intentionally. In which case, you need to bear your objectives in mind all the time.

Enhanced self-awareness and awareness of your surroundings brings clarity and will help you concentrate. This can be achieved if you train your mind to observe what happens rather than let it wander. Practicing mindful meditation, and following your breath, can boost a sense of calm attentiveness and help you stay on track.

Ultimately, as Dr. Michael Hart stated, "Action trumps everything. Without action, all the reading that you do is a waste."

There might be times when it's best to go with the flow. Doing so may even be exciting as you never know your journey's end. Most of the time, however, you'll benefit from adopting an intentional lifestyle and working toward a destination you choose.

About Dr. Michael Hart:

Dr. Michael Hart in London, Ontario is the Founder, Medical Director, and Head Physician of Readytogo Clinic. Throughout his career, he has helped countless patients gain control of their health through non-traditional medical treatments. His passion for staying up to date on the latest in medicine has positioned him as one of Canada's leaders in alternative healthcare.

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To The Girl Who's Always Busy

I have never known what it's like to sit and do nothing, I have always been busy and on the go but I truly wouldn't have it any other way. So here I am writing this not only to share what it's like but as a reminder to myself, here's some advice to girls just like me…

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Breathe.

Sit back and breathe. That is one thing I wish someone would have told me. Don't overwork yourself, leave some me time in your schedule, I promise it will all work out. You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it is there - timing is everything.

I have always had a busy schedule, trying to balance school, work, homework, social life, family time. If it wasn't one thing it was another. You feel like you never slow down. You basically live out of your car and always apologize when someone gets in because half of your closet is in there. You feel like you have to make plans well in advance just so you can make sure it happens and something else doesn't get in the way. And then once in a blue moon when you do get a second of free time, you feel like you should be doing something, so you get up and go do - sound familiar?

Haha yeah, that's me. I've gotten to the point if I have a "lazy day," I feel guilty. I should be doing something, cleaning, making a list, something at least.

But you know what? It's okay to be busy. It's okay to always be on the go - but it's also okay to carve a little time out of your hectic weeks for some "me time." Even if it is 20 minutes.

From waking up to doing your night time routine, your day is usually packed full of things to do - I get it. Busy is a good thing, but remember to take care of yourself. That's one thing it took me 21 years to learn, taking care of yourself is so important.

Think about it - you can't conquer the day when you don't treat yo' self every once and while.

With that being said, the busy girl with her car a mess, coffee in her hand, scatterbrained and running 100 miles per hour - you do you, girlfriend. You got this, nothing can slow you down.

And remember, any girl is unstoppable with a coffee (or tea if you prefer) in her hand, and Jesus in her heart!

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