Today I’d like to share a lifehack with all of you. It’s very simple, but made such an amazing difference in my life that I just have to share it :)
As you probably know, any standard mirror will not only get foggy just a few minutes after you turn the hot water on, but will also gradually degrade to a state of constantly being foggy even when the air is dry and cold. These features of regular mirrors (or lack of features, I should probably say) had finally turned my morning shaves into such an annoying experience that I lost all the usual joy I’d get from shaving.
So, a few weeks ago I’ve finally decided to do some research and buy one of them fogless shaving mirrors. I’ve gone through quite a number of them, to find out that basically they all are split into two groups: mirrors with fog resistant transparent film covering the surface, and mirrors with some kind of built-in surface heating. All fogless mirrors are expensive enough, and so every company tries to add some unique feature to mirrors they produce. All sorts of things are being added, and it proved to be impossible to find a plain simple mirror with some film on it in any of our local stores. So I had finally to go for a mirror with some additional gadgetry. The model I’ve got has a built-in LCD clock and a battery-powered LED light, in addition to a simple mirror with fog registant film. I really would’ve gone for a simpler mirror if I could find one, but I was shocked to realise how useful the built-in clock was after just a few days of using the mirror.
Do you know the days when you woke up too late, and you rush into your shower and nervously take it almost seeing the impression on your manager’s face as you arrive to work half an hour later than usual? Simply because there is a bit of a time pressure, all the joy from your morning shower goes away. You nervously finish the shower and what’s the first thing you realise as soon as you return to your bedroom? You’ve got plenty of time left!
There’s another kind of days. When there is no hurry at all, but you enjoy the shower so much that you finally get this suspicion that you’ve been standing there under the warm pleasant streams of water for way too long? Again, you start rushing yourself and end up jumping out of your shower to only find out again… Yes, you’ve still got time and you could’ve enjoyed a good few more minutes of a wonderful showering.
Do you remember these days? Do you recognize yourself being in a similar position now and then? Well, I don’t anymore! These days I’m really enjoying my shower, every single day! Simply because I can always glance at the clock and see exactly how much I time I have left, I can easily make sure I’m not spending more time showering and shaving that I should be.
You see what I meant by saying it was an easy lifehack? Go get yourself a shaving mirror with a built-in clock and you’ll be absolutely blown away by how it will bring the long-forgotten positiveness in your morning showering routine! And the beauty of it is that it will also make yourself a better organized person, in a way that day-by-day, as you keep taking showers and checking with your clock, you’ll be enjoying the fact of another really good habit you’re working out almost automatically.