1.5 years of cold showering everyday, my experience and advice

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Washwaverr, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    Eyy everybody !

    I have been practicing cold showers since the winter of 2017. And i have learned a couple of things about it.

    First of lets talk about the single negative that by my personal opinion cold showering has asd
    - well you are probably not going to shower with hot water which could actually be bad mentally since while taking a hot shower our minds tend to think out of the box and we come up with new ideas. In the other hand this is easy to overcome (just shower with both types of water DUH?!) but its not that easy and you are gonna see why in the benefits


    Then lets move to the benefets
    NOTE: Most of the benefits are really suttle and hard to notice
    - u instantly feel the burst of pure energy running through your body, especially if you do this right after waking up. Bare in mind that it will be harder for you to enter the cold water stream but after u will feel this benefit a lot more. This is perfect for people who have a quick routine in the morning and have to get energised quickly so they can perform their actions afterwards. In my opininon this is the best and most notable benefit. (when i think about it i should start doing it again even tho i have plenty of time in the morning this can kick up my productivity by a fat chunk)
    - all the physical benefits that the cold water does to your body are listed in the web (and they are A LOT!)
    - its quicker to perform than the hot one
    - it really gives you the mindset of "Just jump into it" so it makes future types of situations where you just have to do it (like asking for new job, asking a girl out, saying something outloud in a group of people etc.) a lot easier

    - winter is easier to withstand since u are used to the cold (and belive me or not cold was a big problem for me)
    - Boosts the immune system! Srsly i was sick one time in this 1.5 year period *knocks on wood twice*

    If i could tell you the "secret" to start doing it daily i would've, the problem is that i dont know how i got into it so much, maybe bcs i started doing it in a period that i was kind of depresed and this helped me stay strong, motivated, purposeful and less depresed, so i kinda got hooked into it.


    This raps up the post, good night !
     
  2. Ad4gio

    Ad4gio Fapstronaut

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    Thanks for sharing this. These observations based on longer-term experiences are extremely valuable to the community here.
     
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  3. Avenging Marmoset

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    Exactly what temperature water do you use? I use about 78-80 deg. F. For those who have never taken a cold shower, believe me, that's way colder than it sounds at least when you begin doing this.
     
  4. Mithras

    Mithras Fapstronaut

    Thanks for sharing! Cold showers are awesome, makes me feel invincible.
     
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  5. Anne-Dauphine

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    That's amazing! What I'm really curious about is if you saved a lot of money not wasting hot water haha
     
  6. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    i dont know the F scale but i use about 10-15 C, im not shure tho but as a begginer i used to shower in like 20 and yeah it still feels like u are about to freeze


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    i want to add that its not healthy to put your head under the cold water if its below 15C so care with that

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    Also if you are looking to decrease the temp u can do it slowly day by day and lowering it a bit while showering
     
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  7. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    at least for the first 1 hour :D
     
  8. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    Well since my parents pay the bills i also got curious, and they said it didnt make a change
     
  9. DerSchütze

    DerSchütze Temporarily Suspended

    Can't even take cold showers in the summer here, the sun bakes the pipes so it's always lukewarm.
     
  10. Tibo87

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    I came across few athletes that said that the next step after the cold shower is ice bath.

    Came across the cold shower practice with Wim Hof. A friend of mine did his method and said he had some benefits.

    Maybe one day I'll stick to it, but not today, I need to warm up...
     
  11. vowed

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    My first experience with cold showers came from living in a place where there was no heating system, and even water wasn't always available. Quick cold showers, when we had water, was the only option. But the weather was warm, not sure how it would work otherwise.
     
  12. Di.Do.555

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    Cold showers are great but hot showers are good too.
    I start with hot and then end up full on cold.

    Been doing cold shower since Feb and hot/cold the last 6 weeks.
    Muscles need hot water.
     
  13. SuperPowers

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    I don't know about that. Maybe, but more than likely not.

    I don't think so buddy!

    Meh, I'm not going to go through agonizing pain for little to no benefit. If you want energy use cool to tepid water. Even start it with warm and then turn it down to where its not painful but is comfortable but not too comfortable. Fuck cold showers. That's what my brain says, it screams at me FUCK THAT! WHY?
     
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  14. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    Okey "buddy", i dont think u can even argue without doing it for AT LEAST A WEEK, but there you are saying "I don't know about that. Maybe, but more than likely not." and "I don't think so buddy!" First of how did u came to the conclusion without even justifying yourself (EVEN INFRONT OF YOURSELF), its like you are just saying "No" without even acknowledging the "Yes". I understand its a bit of a scary thing to do and most people including me are scared to try it at first. I understand that you are probably never doing it and thats fine but dont go and say that the benefits don't exist without even trying to see their existence please :)
     
  15. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    And remember that while your brain screams "FUCK THAT! WHY?!" it also screams "JUST A GLANCE!!!" and you go glancing into some weird porn and end up relapsing. Your brain can fool you and if there is one thing you HAVE TO LEARN from NoFap it is this one
     
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  16. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    Lastly, theese benefits i listed that you denied are actually my personal experience and yes there is no scientific evidence of their existence, and yes most of the people cold showering don't talk about those specifically, but this also doesn't disprove their existence since benefits may vary from person to person and this post is MY OWN EXPERIENCE and MY OWN POINT OF VIEW !

    It is called sharing opinion and personal experience "Buddy"
     
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  17. ManAtWork

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    I'm doing cold showering for around 2 to 2.5 years and I've experienced similar things like you did. In my humble opinion, the benefits outweight the negatives, if there were really any negatives so...

    How to start cold showering: Just do it! Go under the shower and let the cold water down on your body. Withstand the pain. Repeat, day after day.

    I want to add some points to what is already said:
    • Cold shower wake you up and more importantly keep you awake.
    • Cold shower give you a better circulation
      The heart is pumping more blood and so more oxygen to your brain. You are able to think sharper and focus on the important stuff.
    • Cold showers increase testostorne levels
      For men, reason enough to start cold showering immediately
    True. Period. But actually more important, cold showers kick you out of the comfort zone. It takes an excessive amount of will power and an excessive amount of discipline to do cold showering on a regular basis. But once implemented, you'll gain in will power and discipline. And in the end this two get things done!
    Forget motivation. Motivation is what gets you under the shower, but will power and discipline is what let's you release the cold water, figuratively spoken. And this mindset of "Get things done" will overtake so many other areas of your life.
     
  18. Washwaverr

    Washwaverr Fapstronaut

    Wow i didnt think about it this way, i knew it fixes blood pressure and blood flow but i've never thought that this delivers more oxygen to the brain. Totaly makes sense !
     
  19. Robinthehood

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    I started cold showering and I used to take ages to get in there. Now I don't even enter the bathroom until I'm ready to just go straight in and pull the lever. It definitely develops that 'right now this second' ability, for me, and I use it or at least feel it entering other areas of my life. Very good thing.
     
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  20. Robinthehood

    Robinthehood Fapstronaut

    So true. I've been having a cold shower in the morning for about three months. I used to put myself through such torture before I could jump in under the water. My mind would put me through pain, real discomfort, telling me the water will hurt, it'll be horrible, painful blah blah. One morning while I was convincing myself to go in the shower I had a total epiphany, since that I go straight in. I just strip and hit the lever, now I Iove the water. The shock of it, the buzz, is awesome. I don't let my mind interfere in the process, my body just does it even though my mind still does try and deter me. I find it kind of funny how it will try and stop me still, though its weaker.
     
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