Two days ago, a friend told me about cold shower therapy.
Cold shower therapy
Cold sho·wer ther·a·py
1. The act of taking one 5-minute (minimum) cold shower each day for 30 days to better oneself in getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.
In the safety of a Chinese restaurant, away from the immediate cold of the cold shower, I told her we should both do it.
Plus my fortune cookie told me so.
My other friend who was at lunch with us politely declined.
Between that moment and this post, I discovered a number of things:
- There is an app for Cold Shower Therapy. It has several features, including a reminder to take a cold shower everyday, and a countdown.
- My shower isn’t really cold, so I’ve resorted to borrowing other people’s showers to really feel that cold burn. I have one lined up for tomorrow.
- It really works.
Let me clarify. I’ve only taken two cold showers so far but I really do feel like it’s worth continuing. For one, I finally started blogging, something that’s been on my to-do list for a few months.
So here are a few things I equate to taking a cold shower:
- Going to the gym
- Making phone calls to strangers
- Filling out and submitting job applications
- Jumping off a cliff / boat / heights
- Going to the bathroom in public places
(I’m mostly kidding about that last one.)
So tomorrow’s day 3 and I’m going to be taking a cold-er shower than the past 2 days. Wish me luck.
P. S. For those of you who do not personally know me, or don’t know me that well, I would like to introduce you to my 4-year old cat, Pumpkin. She is a FIV-positive tabby that I adopted about a year and a half ago. She will often be my visual representation for events and emotions in my life.