Benefits of Cold Showers

Let’s consider, for a moment, why I think everyone should take a cold shower in the morning…except for people with heart problems!

The morning routine of many a poor soul:

You wake up in the morning, and you don’t want to get up at the time that you do. It’s still dark outside and it’s cold when you take the covers off. All you want to do is stay in bed for at least another 5 minutes.¬†When you get out of bed, you have to get ready and go to work! And let’s face it, you would rather not. You may drink some coffee but the kick just isn’t enough to fully wake you up.

This is where a nice cold shower comes in. Instead of getting in that warm shower to make up for the lost comfort of your bed, turn that tap to cold and feel the pain! The magic of this is that you won’t feel as bad for the rest of the day, so you’re guaranteeing yourself an awesome day by starting it out with a cold shower!

By forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to you are stepping outside of your comfort-zone, and this is why cold showers are so beneficial. It is because you are too comfortable that you don’t chase your dreams; it is isn’t because they are impossible – that’s only the story that you tell yourself to make yourself feel better. Sad but true. You should be honest with yourself though, and also remember that nothing is impossible…within bounds, of course.

After a while of having cold showers every morning, you will gain in confidence, feel generally better, have healthier skin and hair, amoungst many other things. I know this sounds crazy but it’s true! Look up the scientific side of things in this video:

 

So instead of missing the comfort of your bed all day long, break through the discomfort with something truly uncomfortable. The best way to start is turning the tap to cold for only 20 seconds during your normal shower, and then just build it up from there as you gain the resilience. It’s a shock every time though, don’t worry – you won’t get it used to it!