There’s this 60 seconds in the shower that I let my mind go blank. Have you ever spent 60 full seconds washing your face? It’s longer than it seems. Like excruciatingly long. Try it. You’ll be shocked.
Aaron bought be a Clarisonic the Christmas before we got married. It miraculously survived the flood and continues to still cleanse away. I use it with each shower, allowing it to clean away the stress and clear my
mind skin of unwanted clutter.
Some days, it is the only 60 seconds I get to myself. It is the only time I can allow my mind to turn off and just be. The rest of my day is jam packed with decisions and plans so much so that frequently those thoughts invade even my nightly dreams. It’s easy to let yourself get lost in your own head.
But for those 60 seconds, I am not Mom or wife or Mrs. B. I am blissfully unaware of anything and everything. I look forward to being blank, if only for a minute.
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Sometimes when I need that time to myself, I go into the bathroom, shut the door, and sit on the closed toilet seat. No one bothers me in there!
I wish. With a 3 year old, it’s not unusual for her to let herself in or to be sticking her hands under the door. The only reason I get 60 seconds in the shower it because she’s usually sleeping still!!
I am going to try this tomorrow!
60 seconds is a REALLY LONG TIME. And it takes some practice to totally zone out. But it’s a god centering activity.
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