on March 19, 2013 in Lifestyle
Most of us are on sensory overload – our time is spent connected to our computers, mobile phones, and the internet and less in quiet self-reflection or in meaningful conversations with our kids or spouse.
The Effects of Technology
Adults today spend about 12 hours a day consuming media yet only 5.5 minutes a day on average having meaningful conversations with their children.
Digital overload effects our brains, our bodies, and our human relations.
Owning a hot tub is a lifestyle choice, and it can be used as a tool to help us unplug and reconnect with ourselves and our family.
An Ancient Tradition
Humans have been taking part in the hot tub ritual since Ancient Greece, when it was common to sit in a hot spring and discuss philosophical ideas or socialize with the community.
You too can recreate the old rituals that have been lost in modern times. Whether you live alone or are part of a large family, creating a hot tub ritual will make ‘unplugging’ a part of your daily or weekly routine.
The Hot Tub Ritual
It’s not difficult to convince yourself or others to spend some time in the warm bubbling waters of your hot tub, and since “plugging in and hot tubbing” is recipe for disaster; we are forced to disconnect.
Everyone’s needs are different. A new mother may need a soak every morning before the kids get up to start her day; a family could designate every Wednesday as family hot tub night; a couple who has drifted apart plans a romantic evening twice a month, someone in physical pain finds relief and better sleep by relaxing in the hot tub every night.
By taking time out for self-reflection and to reconnect with the special people in our lives, we bring back something that we have been missing. A hot tub ritual is a great way to do that.
How can you incorporate a hot tub ritual into your life? Let us know in the comments.
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