ENERGY BOOSTING BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWERS
You’ve heard it once, you’ll hear it again, cold showers are one of my all time favorite rituals. And, for a number of reasons including supporting healthy inflammation response, (which also helps with de-puffing skin), reducing stress, and providing a bit of a cognitive boost.
So, maybe I’m cheating here by using this one as an energy upgrade, when really, it can be a whole lifestyle upgrader, but I do want to focus on energy for this one, because it is the most undeniable benefit I, personally, experience from cold showers.
Not only that, but this time of year can seriously impact your energy; the days get shorter, the weather gets colder – and don’t even get me started on the time change – but this time of year can really affects your circadian rhythm (and mood TBH – but like we say, all of these things are connected).
Needless to say, simple and effective ways to help you get out of bed, and stay focused and energized throughout the day are in high demand.
The challenge is cold showers are, well, cold.
The thought of how uncomfortable it might feel to stand under ice cold water (for ideally 3 minutes) isn’t the most exciting concept. Especially, as the weather outside begins to drop off.
This is where my cold shower hack comes in.
Get a big fluffy, warm towel ready for yourself, shake out a few drops lemongrass into your shower or light a lemongrass scented candle in your bathroom (aromatherapy is another one of those multi-beneficial wellness tools to add into your mix) and repeat this (silly?) mantra as you step under the cold water:
“I am at a spa, this is my cold therapy.”
It may sound ridiculous, but trust me it works. You can psychologically convince yourself that standing under freezing water is a luxury, and before you know it you’re out, feeling completely energized and maybe even a little like you’ve just stepped out of a spa treatment.
Give this a try. Just do it.
Commit to 30 days of cold showers starting tomorrow – email me and tell me you’re doing it, then I will send you a celebration email in 30 days.
Now, if you really want to get the most out of your cold showers and lock in that elevated energy, be sure to take your Ultimate AM within 30 mins of your shower.