That’s the purpose of this website. I wanted to bring together people who are challenging their limits and breaking boundaries so they can chase whatever makes them come alive because “what the world needs are people who have come alive.” I’m a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE proponent of doing whatever we can to live life on our terms–whatever that may personally mean to each of us.
Here it is for me: I wanna call the shots in my own life. I wanna buy a one-way ticket to the world. I wanna connect people. I wanna make an impact. Quite simple, really.
I just have to become the type of person who can achieve those goals.
But, apart from that, I just like to try new things–the crazier, the better. So, I have decided to do…
Cold Shower Therapy.
I hate the cold. I live in New Jersey and we’re in the middle of winter, so it’s definitely going to suck. A LOT. I like the warmth. I like staying under the covers. I like bathing in the hot waters of Mordor.
So, why am I doing this?
It’s all about mindset, really. I have read about this challenge a few times and I’ve hesitated doing it because I didn’t want to feel uncomfortable. I’ve come to realize that the feeling of not wanting to be uncomfortable is precisely the reason why I have complacent and stagnant periods.
And I hate those moments.
Also, Joel Runyon swears by it. The reason behind this, as Joel explains, is to push yourself to be uncomfortable. If you can’t do something uncomfortable and difficult for 5 minutes in the shower, how the hell are you going to do uncomfortable and difficult things in real life?
He also mentions that you don’t have to take a cold shower in order to be considered courageous, to be able to learn to embrace what sucks, or to choose to be uncomfortable.
I agree. But there’s just something about people who are willing to take a challenge.
If you need more than just a reason to do something different and quite crazy, here are some health benefits:
- better immune system
- weight loss
- improved circulation
- temperature regulation
- healthy skin & hair
That’s just to name a few. If you need further explanation, go here.
The health benefits are all nice and dandy and the weight loss part does sound appealing, but those reasons are not why I’m doing it.
I’m doing it because I know I’m going to hesitate jumping into the cold shower most mornings. On top of that, I’m probably going to think about excuses and justify why those excuses are good enough NOT to go through with the cold shower.
I want to train myself to just go dive in because we don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.
30 days. 5 minute cold showers in the morning.