Hard things and cold showers.

I read an article about taking cold showers. I’ve know about its health benefits. But the author had a different take on the why take cold showers.

  1. It’s hard. It’s really hard and scary according to the author.
  2. Do that difficult thing in the morning.

I tried being under cold water for two minutes. I did it wrong in the sense that I started the shower in warm water then switched to cold for two minutes then back to warm and went about showering as normal.

It was still difficult. To be in the safety of warmth and to decide to turn the nob to cold and shiver for two minutes is, yes, scary. Next time I will take my normal shower then switch to cold.

I like the aspect of deciding to do your most difficult thing in the morning. There’s plenty of research that backs it up. There’s even a book about it. It’s called Eat That Frog. I hate that title for the visual. And I guess that’s the point. Do the thing you don’t want to do first thing in the morning.

But now I have a different view on deciding. It’s about control. It’s a morning win. There are no uncertainties about being in cold water for two minutes. It’s going to be tough. But I chose it. It didn’t happen to me. I made it happen. There are no bad sides effects.

You eat the frog. I’ll be over here chillin’. 

Advertisements
Hard things and cold showers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s