A ‘Chilling’ Experience
If someone had told me that I would be taking up a challenge of having daily cold showers in the middle of winter I would have said never in a million years.
Despite my early apprehension, here we are in the middle of winter and I have just finished my ‘cold shower streak’ lasting 31 days. Why did I do it? Those who know me know that I do a lot of physical fitness work, so I felt I needed to push my boundaries and try something different.
I listened to a podcast at the end of December that suggested a daily cold shower as part of 6 good daily habits. The other 5 were things I’ve done before but the cold shower was by far the greater challenge for me. The first day I did it, I shrieked through the whole minute. It was so exhilarating and satisfying. It gave me a great sense of accomplishment, It had seemed so unachievable but I’d done it. Once my mind has accepted I wasn’t going to injure myself or inflict serious harm from having a cold shower it was easy.
Its all in the mind, once I had trained my mind my body just followed. Go on try it! Or try something that you think is a challenge that your mind needs to overcome.