Recently I came upon a video of people trying oranges in the shower and was intrigued. Upon further research, I discovered that the trend started on a subreddit page by a user called ShowerOrange. You can find all sorts of information of this in the two links down below, if you fancy.
I had always viewed showering as something of necessity-- like brushing your teeth or clipping your toenails. There were equal parts personal discomfort and social shame around neglecting these kinds of tasks. And as someone with a tub/shower combo, baths are both uncomfortable and kind of gross. So, I was subjugated to frequent, boring showers.
And then I ate an orange during my shower. (It was actually a clementine because I prefer those but it's all the same.) And, my goodness, it was out of this world. I now look forward to showering because I get to eat two delicious, cold clementines under the steaming water. People-- it is a delicacy. It wouldn't surprise me if was a royal secret in the House of Windsor and Queen Elizabeth II did it every night to keep herself young (at heart).
After this borderline spiritual experience of eating an orange in the shower, I began to think-- what if a shower could be just as fabulous as a bath? What if we can bring into existence the phrase "I honestly just need to run myself a warm shower and relax"?
So, to make this happen, I have compiled a list of all the things you can do in the shower other than washing yourself. For all you shower takers, I'm not saying this is going to change your life. I'm just saying it probably will.
Eat an orange
Cut your toenails/fingernails
Brush your teeth
Bring a water bottle of your favorite beverage
Do some yoga
Use the shower head settings for a nice massage
Use a shower bomb
Listen to a podcast or audiobook
Finally, that is all I have to offer. Please add to the conversation below if you have any other cool stuff you do in the shower to make it as enjoyable as a bath.