loading words...

Feb 12, 2019 14:07:42

tryin' and tryin'

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 317🔥 | 321💌

Keni

Current day streak: 317🔥
Total posts: 321💌
Total words: 80168 (320 pages 📄)


I have been trying to do develop a few habits.

I am able to scratch off writing daily as DONE.

But there are a few that I know I should do and believe me I have tried hacking myself into doing them.. unsuccessfully.

- Waking up early.
I have wanted to wake up early for years.
6.00 am would be the perfect time to wake up. Going to bed early is part of the problem but even when I decide to sleep early - aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep - I still wake up early, I find that I stay in bed right longer - and wake up at the same time. I have no problem getting 9+ hours of sleep but waking up early is getting even harder.   


- Cold showers
Wim Hoff is a fascinating character with superhuman immune system. He explains that one of the things he does to improve his immune system is by taking cold showers. I have succeeded in taking a few cold showers but I hated it every time. I want to do it routinely and I want to learn to enjoy it.

Anyone mastered these two things? Any tricks or suggestions you can share?    

  • 1

    @keni Just so I understand, are you always waking up at the same time regardless of when you went to sleep the night before? Is there some environmental trigger? When the time changes forward or backward an hour how does this affect you? When I had challenges waking up early for a client on the east coast I started using a wake-up light that you can set to gradually increase a warm light to mimic sunrise. That seemed to help.

    On the cold showers, very tough to do. I decided to do the cryotherapy instead because it's conveniently located a couple blocks from my house, and I can tolerate 3 mins at -321 degrees vs cold water that's not even close to a freezing temperature.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 12, 2019 14:08:18
    • 1

      @brandonwilson - This is a good workaround. If the availability and the pricing is reasonable, I should consider it.

      Thank you for sharing.

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 12, 2019 16:39:58
  • 1

    @keni i tried taking Cold showers, and succeeded in doing so every morning for around 2 months. I found that it made me misserable, having to push myself into that cold water every day. Yeah, it's a lot of science pointing at the msny benefits, but it wasnt worth it for me!
    You can probably enjoy it, if you have the right mindset! But remember, there are a lot of remarkable people out there not taking cold showers!

    Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Feb 12, 2019 20:53:54
    • 1

      @keni @rasmusrygh

      If cold showers is very miserable you can do other thermal exercises. Wim Hof simply suggests cold showers because it is most accessible to people. But you can even just walk around the house with the windows open on a cold day with no clothes on and the heat off.

      The point is the cold. The cold and the pain associated with it brings metabolic and immune benefits according to him

      Abe avatar Abe | Feb 12, 2019 22:13:55
    • 1

      @keni @rasmusrygh

      If cold showers is very miserable you can do other thermal exercises. Wim Hof simply suggests cold showers because it is most accessible to people. But you can even just walk around the house with the windows open on a cold day with no clothes on and the heat off.

      The point is the cold. The cold and the pain associated with it brings metabolic and immune benefits according to him

      Abe avatar Abe | Feb 12, 2019 22:13:57
    • 1

      @rasmusrygh @abrahamKim - Thermal exercise - haven't heard that before. Will research. I wouldn't mind looking into alternatives as long as I can get the same benefits.

      Thank you both

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 12, 2019 16:42:18
contact: email - twitter / Terms / Privacy