OK, don’t freak out on me here.
I’m not sending you back to the 1800s or anything. But if you’re a little stressed out?
Wash some dishes to wash your mind.
It’s faster and easier than having a bath* but it still has goodness.
*I am a bath-obsessed-woman so I know.
Wash some dishes to wash your minddddddd.
I don’t mean all the nasty, crusty lasagna pans.
Or big family dinner piles of pots.
I mean a few plates, a few cups, some cutlery and nothing sharp.
Hot water. Lots of fragrant bubbles. No greasy sh*t.
You’re going to do a little Karate Kid here.
Wash on. Wash off. 10 minutes.
Breathe. Just focus on what you’re doing.
Whatever has you wound up has to go elsewhere for a few minutes.
If it helps Buddhist monks calm down, I think it will probably work for you too.
It’s a weird thing that totally works to calm the mind.
P.S. And you can’t throw a dish at anyone either.
(My kid sister has never really forgiven me for that one.)