Experimenting With Cold Showers

Lately, I’ve been needing a major dominant fix in my life. I know what I need to do and the ideas are just swirling about in my head waiting to be manifested into the physical world. Thinking about them just gets me so excited and I know I need to take massive action towards them. However, I’ve just been so lethargic about it lately.

I’ve heard about how taking a cold shower can have an impact on your overall energy when you are feeling sluggish, due to shock. It’s an obvious reaction but I like it so I wanted to know more about it.

Last night right before bed, I came across this short article on Lifehack.org about the benefits of cold showers. The benefit that got my attention the most was about mood and alertness. I thought, “Yes! I must try this tomorrow morning!” And so I did.

I could hardly breathe the first minute and when I did breathe, I was practically hyperventilating. A few minutes in and I was ok, still shivering like hell and a bit traumatized, but I was ok. My brain felt a bit frozen and so I couldn’t think of anything more than how the shampoo and conditioner never felt so warm before! I kept wanting to force my almost frozen hand to turn the knob towards “H” but then I just reminded myself why I was doing it in the first place and so I kept going. I did move the knob a little because I wanted to take a cold shower not one that’s borderline frozen.

When I finished, the last thing I wanted to do was be lazy and lethargic. After I thawed out I felt good. I’m now wide awake and wanting to be proactive with my day! Good job, cold almost frozen shower!

It’s only been day one and I do feel a bit more energized. I’ll have to take another cold shower after the gym and see how I feel. I think I’ll try to keep this going for as long as I can. But for now, I shall take a walk down the street to get some fresh air and grab a cup of coffee! Cheers!

Daily Prompt: Dominant

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