“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

~ Bertrand Russell


Some people (I don’t know any of them, I have only heard about them) think that taking a bath is “wasted time” and come up with all sorts of excuses for not taking time to sit in a tub and, basically, do absolutely nothing.

However, if you are in a tub with hot water and bubbles, and you are totally enjoying yourself, you are not “wasting time”.


Any time that you spend doing something you enjoy is never “wasted time”. And that should be enough.

But, if you really feel you have to have an excuse for indulging in a bath, remember that you are actually contributing to the world with your enjoyment – yes, just sitting there “wasting time” enjoying yourself. Think about it. If you are feeling grumpy or joyful, which is the better vibe to put out in the world? Get it? Ok. Now go waste some time and take a bath.

Remember that whether you are “wasting time” strolling through a field of dandelions or soaking in a tub taking delight in that, you are not “wasting time”. Truly wasted time is time spent worrying about things you have no control over – always an exhaustive and furtive exercise.

Thus says Professor Bathtub Diva.

So there.

Thanks to Rob for the image.