Today is World Kindness Day! If you need a reason to be kind to yourself, today is it. Getting out for a spa experience is certainly worth the time and cost. But, sometimes, you just want to get pampered at home. In that case, I highly recommend 15 minutes with a steam shower!
Let’s go one better. Not only should you be kind to yourself today, maybe we should all extend that kindness to ourselves and our families each and every day. The bathroom might just be the best place to make that happen.
Most of us look at our bathrooms as a one function kind of place. We spend only as much time in there as we need. But, the bathroom isn’t the comfy, hang-out room in our homes. Despite its function, I encourage you to look upon the bathroom as a great place to show how much you love your family.
Here are 3 ways to personalize your bathroom.
Yes, you read that correctly. Place a white board (with markers and eraser!) on a bathroom wall … even in the shower! Sometimes the best ideas occur to you when you don’t have pen and paper readily available. Better yet, if you have kids, that white board provides them with a fantastic canvas on which to express their creativity. Leave messages of love and hope for yourself and your family.
Lots of us listen to music when we’re soaking in the tub or shower. How about extending that play time? Create a playlist just for the bathroom. Make it classical, country, or pop … anything that helps you relax.
special towels and other accessories
Usually, when I think of personalized towels, my mind pictures monogrammed ones. But, there are lots more ways to personalize towels and other accessories. Decorate with towels in your favorite color, load the edge of the bathtub with your favorite scented candles. Plants are a big one for me. I love potted ferns or succulents resting on the bathroom vanity.
Re-think how you see your bathroom. Add in just a few of your favorite things to transform it from a purely functional room to a room you truly love.