Taking the Cold Shower Challenge was a good decision
Benjamin p. Hardy wrote about taking a cold shower in one of his articles and its benefits. Without much delay, my brother and I decided to take cold showers for the rest of our life. It seemed overwhelming then cause neither of has tested chilled water during the winters.
This simple decision marked a pivotal point in my life.
I always used to think twice before attempting to do an action. With this simple change, I realised I get the courage to do an action without much hesitation.
Apart from creating a shift in mindset, I also observed other benefits. Getting rid of the irritating throat mucus and a blocked nose was one the great achievements of this challenge.
Do I still think to hesitate to take a cold shower? — Yes, I do!
But, that helps me build a mental attitude of taking that extra step needed to make the difference. I am much calm and composed as opposed to the worry wart I used to be.
I started to get up early, which was a practice I wanted to develop for a while. I ensured I practised the keyboard no matter how tired or sleepy I was. I stopped procrastinating tasks I usually get stuck with for a long time. And I can count many such situations I have taken that extra step and won.
I experienced a significant shift in my attitude. I made it a point to get into the swimming no matter how cold it got. Each time I got into the pool, I was able to complete three laps at one time. Today I was amazed at the laps I could do at one time. I was able to first five laps in one go, the next in another go and then I decided just to keep on going for the next 15 laps. To my surprise, I was able to pull it off. It was an achievement but the time in which I did the 25 laps were under 30 minutes which otherwise took me close to an hour.
I am glad I made that decision along with my brother. It has been eight months already into this habit. And I am determined to keep going no matter what.
Winter is coming! Let’s see how many days more can I sustain it.
Now the question is — Are you are ready to take the Cold Shower Challenge?