With today's busy lifestyle showers may seem to be a more efficient use of time, and while they won't cure cancer, relaxing in a warm bath can provide some significant health benefits, both psychological and physical that a shower just can't provide.
In 2002 a University of Wolverhampton study found that a daily bath significantly improved the mood and optimism of the participants, which was attributed to a combination of bodily comfort, warmth, isolation, and body positioning; being horizontal. Perhaps it mimics the warm and secure feelings of being in the womb.
Just looking at this image of a sleeping ginger kitten snugly warm in a sweater brings a smile to my face! But unfortunately the holidays are over. With the post holiday sales come the post holiday blues. Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here.
Believe it or not, with a little thought and effort, the months waiting for those first crocus buds to break through the snow to can be very enjoyable.