6. Take shorter showers or baths.

This week’s advice could require a timer, but a more fun way to track your bath and shower time is to play one of your favorite 3-minute songs. If you’re of a certain age, Oh Yeah by Yellow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g) could be a decent option…


To help you take shorter showers or baths, here’s a simple 2-step process:


1 - With your non-dominant hand, open a favorite 3-minute-ish song on your playlist and press play. 


2 - Bathe or shower with vigor and a smile, knowing you’re getting clean and saving water for your future you.  


Reward your future you after ‘taking a shorter shower or bath’ to indulge in a lengthy bath on a Sunday. The lengthy Sunday bath should be done once a week to re-enforce how great (and fast) your weekday morning showers have become.

P.S. - It’s also been reported that Corporate Housing helps people take shorter showers or baths. This is because the longer stays in corporate housing help people develop a new morning routine which allows for fun and then will be incorporated into their ‘regular’ life when they return home.

6. Take shorter showers or baths.

OK, this one may be hard to commit to for those who love their self-care time while getting clean. But it really is better for the environment to take shorter showers and shorter baths. The shorter the bathing, the less energy used to heat up the water.