Being a crunchy-granola gal, I’ve tried in all kinds of ways to reduce my carbon footprint and overconsumption of resources, including water. But I have to say that it’s just agony for me to go without a daily shower. I’ve been experimenting with “skipping a day” and that whole day that I do, I feel off-kilter and gross. I don’t particularly want to spend time with non-familial humans when I haven’t showered. And running my hands through my day-old hair grosses me out.
I’m all for re-wearing clothes until they’re dirty, but I think I’m a big fat FAIL at not bathing. Like when I saw Heather’s post today, I realized, wow, the only times I’ve gone three days without bathing have involved hospitalization (meaning: I’ve had surgery and couldn’t).
My difficulty with not showering might be a result of my uber-sensitive nose–if I don’t want to sit next to me because of the unwashed smell, it’s pretty tough to feel normal. Of course it might just be that I’m a particularly greasy-stinky human and so I have to bathe more than most people.
What do you think? Any sympathy or advice for this shower-addict?