Reducing Stress: Hot Showers and Home Improvement


Last week the Professor shared some thoughts on the many different kinds of stress that parents feel (and on the amazing ability of a hot shower with American Standard‘s Monoglide hand held shower head to melt those stresses away), but kids aren’t the only causes of stress – sometimes it’s your parents! A great post over at Autumn Blues Reviews explores the many ups and downs of having an aging parent move in with your family.

Even fun and fulfilling things in your life can be causes of stress. Traveling is fun, but, as the Family Focus Blogger points out, it can also be tough on your back and shoulders. Working your way through school is something to be proud of but is hardly an easy or relaxing thing to do, as both Amanda of Nutritionist Reviews and Holly of Home Style Tips could tell you. And while it goes without saying that top bloggers enjoy maintaining their websites and attending events related to their field of interest, a recent story from Xenia of Thanks, Mail Carrier illustrates that even these enjoyable things aren’t stress-free.

And then there’s the stress that the Professor knows a lot about: the stress of fixing things around the house and taking care of your home. Katie of noted that the stress can get even worse after she struggles to fix something only to have her husband step in and make it look easy. The Professor believes in tackling small projects first – installing a hand held shower head like the Monoglide is an extra easy task that just about anyone can do, for example!

The Professor also sends his warmest wishes to Rose of Networking Witches and to Bridget of It’s My Life who are both working through very tough years! Here’s hoping 2012 will be full of hot showers and roses for you both. And to Rachel of Second Time Around, the Professor hopes your little dog is OK! Sounds like you both could use some relaxing – and cleansing! – time in the shower.

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