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How to Transform Your Daily Shower Into a Mindful Experience Instead of rushing through your daily shower, use this routine to lower your stress, renew your energy and increase your productivity.

By Wendy Jordanov

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Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted? You are not alone. A recent study published in the National Institute of Health (NIH) found high rates of symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychological distress in adults around the world.

Mindfulness focuses on the now, being aware of your surroundings, emotions, thoughts, body and surroundings. It involves noticing the little things and activating your senses and soaking in smells, sights, sounds, and textures. Letting go of worries about the future and guilt from the past. Mindfulness is being fully present.

Transform your daily shower into a refreshing, mindful experience and allow your stress and tension to melt away. Instead of rushing through your shower, plan on spending an extra five to ten minutes to turn this routine into a treat and your shower into an oasis. Engage your senses and watch your stress wash away. Focus on smells and aromas, touch and textures, and sound and vibration to elevate your shower from a task to a relaxing, rejuvenating experience.