I write a lot about cold showers. They may sound crazy, but bear with me and you may find them more helpful than you could have imagined.
After taking a few in Shanghai because the water took five minutes to warm up that I couldn’t stand wasting, in December of 2013, I took thirty days of cold showers. I can’t tell you how much the discipline, dedication, and so on have helped. Taking them enables you to do things you wouldn’t have thought you could but always wanted to, or that others dream of.
If you’re interested, read the posts in this series. Click on the links below to read my posts about it.
- 30 days of cold showers review: Lessons in discipline and pleasure
- Video: the first and last word on improving yourself
- Adrenaline-rush activities you can do right now that beat jumping out of planes
- An inspirational SIDCHA video
- Cold shower: 49 degrees!
- How to overcome creative avoidance, destroyer of motivation
- The 42.3 degree shower (5.7 Celcius): Trading fleeting discomfort for long-term reward and growth
- What are your tricks?
- Top 16 tips for starting habits you want and stopping habits you don’t
- Half-marathons and cold showers
- Close to cold shower record
- A reader takes on cold showers
- Forty-eight point nine
By the way, after the first thirty days, I decided to continue the practice by taking cold showers every fourth day, I do like warm and hot showers, after all. (EDIT: I take them every fifth day now, in sync with my cardio days, so the cold shower helps me cool down after working up a sweat.)
Also, read my series on self-imposed daily challenging healthy activities (SIDCHAs) too. The topics overlap.
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