If someone ask me to list what activities I like to do the most, to shower is definitely will be listed in my Top 5. Sometimes I think showering is my number 1 activity that I love so much, but of course I can’t tell that to people unless you want some weird looks coming at you. When people ask you what you love to do they usually expect a general answer around travelling, sleeping, sports, even eating but definitely not showering. But don’t get me wrong as much as I love to shower I don’t it excessively like 5 or 6 times a day but still keeping it at a normal rate like most people, at least once and at most thrice a day unless something unfortunate happen like raining or mud or anything else that will get me dirty.
Sometimes someone ask me why I love shower so much? Now that’s a good question because I don’t know the answer myself. I just do. My head is the clearest whenever I’m showering. I tend to ask myself some deep questions like: Why the grass green? Why do we have toes? Can we actually learn animal language if we spend enough time together with them? What the purpose of life? What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more…
I also think I sing extremely well while showering. What kind of sorcery is this? Maybe it’s the water running over my ear is blocking my real voice and actually make my voice sounds nicer to the ears, at least for me and maybe not so for my neighbors. I actually did some light reading regarding this topic and found out it’s because your voice bounce around and hang around the air longer than usual because of the shower’s ceramic and small space and also your voice’s sound wave vibrates more in the shower and that makes your voice sounds deeper. Hey, this is actually very interesting! You can read the full article here.
There are 2 types of people who showers. Those who showers with hot water while fantasizing being in Japan’s hot spring (onsen) and those who showers with cold water just like swimming naked in Canada during its peak winter time. Personally, I prefer the former one. Showering with hot water really help me to calm down, relax, and forget some and sometimes all of my problems even just for a little while. Although sometimes I do take cold shower as well, those are the dark days when my water heater was broken. Just remembering those few dark days can already give me the shivers. Get it? Get it? With that being said, cold shower do have their own benefits such as making you more alert, increase metabolism, even it can improve your mental strength. I read an article about a man who takes freezing shower/bath even during winter time to increase his mental strength. I can’t seem to find back the article but I remember that his theory is quite plausible to make me switch from hot to cold shower.
I don’t think that challenge even lasted for a full week.
Here’s a picture of a group of monkeys enjoying a hot dip in Japan’s hot springs.