Four days in, it’s quite easy to do something everyday of the year, but I’m hoping this is something I’ll stick to.
I’m very much enjoying cold showers in the morning for a number of reasons.
It takes a huge amount of bravery to stand next to the running shower and see the water, which you know, and in some cases can feel, is very cold. Once you jump in, there’s a moment of proudness which is quickly replaced by shock as the water hits you.
The experience after that is as if on a plane with a lot of turbulence or skimming down a zip wire. Your heart literally beats faster, adrenaline bursts through your torso and into your legs. Before long, you find yourself dancing not to stay warm but just out of excitement!
It also takes a bunch of high speed self-reinforcement. I’ve found myself giggling each time I’ve done it this year.
I definitely leave the shower a lot happier and more awake than when I go in.
Some other benefits:
- Mirrors stay clear for post-shower shaving, as there’s no condensation
- Save energy
- Showers are twice as fast (no procrastinating under the warm waves)
- No need to waste water waiting for it to warm up
Here’s a video I found to back this up.