The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need — And What to Do About It
James Clear

Re: “creating limitations for you to operate within”, I have managed to cut down most of my showers to less than 60 seconds of running water.

  1. Get wet
  2. Turn off water
  3. Soap up underarms and underneath
  4. Rinse
  5. Done

Yeah, things get cold the moment the water is off and you’re standing there soaping it up. Also invigorating it turns out. What, no hair shampoo? Most days I find it's not needed (and lo and behold, my hair is getting stronger and easier to manage — all those things promised by shampoos).

I feel clean and as an added benefit I feel really good about getting by with less.