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What do you think about in the shower?

Turns out shower time isn't just to get clean

  • Thursday 17 May 2018

Whether you have a little natter to yourself, ponder the meaning of life or zone out completely, it seems that most Brits use the shower as a place to escape from the stress and strain of everyday life.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, in our very own showering survey, we revealed that one in four Brits regularly think of their current body shape while lathering up in the shower. And if we aren’t worrying about our figures in the shower, then it seems people are confronting previous squabbles, with more than a fifth of those surveyed (22%) developing comebacks to a previous argument they’ve had.

Our survey highlights that the majority of Brits see the bathroom and shower as a means to escape the daily stresses and strains of life, and experts such as Consultant Chartered Psychologist Jane McCartney support this entirely. Jane said: “Showers are the perfect thinking place; you've got your own space and time to just consider all the important and maybe not so pressing things that are on your mind.  It may be your next job application or it just might be what to have for breakfast. The important thing is that your shower is your very own personal thinking space.

“Showers are the perfect place for a bit of self-reflection, having a little chat to yourself is not uncommon to help untangle your thoughts and worries. Some of the best decisions in life, such as career change, evaluation of relationships, even formulating a great response to arguments happen in your own private thinking space - your shower. Showers are a great neutral safe place to really be alone and gather your thoughts - and who knows where they'll lead.”

While the shower seems to be a place of deliberating for some, the majority of Brits admitted to tuning out completely, with 30% saying they actually don’t think about anything while scrubbing up. Interestingly, over a third of Londoners said they enjoy chatting to themselves while washing their hair. What do you think about in the shower? Drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter and let us know!