What is it about showers that helps me think clearer? Last week I had some rather big issues I was trying to sort out, and I couldn’t figure out what to do. Then while I was in the shower it suddenly came to me what I needed to do. Why is that?
For the most part I’ve always taken showers at night. There are several reasons for this. One, it means I don’t have to get up early enough to do it in the morning. It also meant my hair would be dry so I could curl it if I wanted to. In Brasil we would take showers at night so we could wash off all the bugs we’d probably picked up during the day before they got into our sheets. I’ve also found that a shower is incredibly relaxing to me.
Could it be that when I shower I’m washing all the “bugs” of my day, all the things that are bothering me and irritating my brain cells, I’m washing them off? Is that why I can think clearer? Is it the sound of the water falling? Is it the warm heat? Is it the brain massage while washing my hair?
I’m not complaining. I really enjoy those moments when suddenly everything is clear and it all makes sense. I’m just wondering why they happen so frequently in the shower.