Cold Showers, how necessary are they?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by k3muthomi, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. k3muthomi

    k3muthomi Fapstronaut

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    Hi guys today is my 102nd day with no PMO. During the entire period of my streak I have been taking cold showers. I have also done other things like exceercis 5 times a week/follow a healthy diet and a regular sleep schedule. So im unsure exactly how much of my streak can be attributed to cold showers. Im still nt used to them and id like to revert to normal warm water. But however I dont want to relapse. Advice guys?
     
  2. It's super necessary for me. Sometimes I get strong urges or I'm feeling overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions, a cold shower helps reset me so I can clear my mind and emotions. Feel super relaxed afterwards. If you can go on your journey without it, props to you but i know that cold shower is essential for my recovery and it's what helped me get to Day 97 of no pmo
     
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  3. mr.incognito

    mr.incognito Fapstronaut

    I never take cold showers except when I want to wake myself up, but then it's only for a few seconds. They don't do anything. I got to day 192 on the streak before my current streak, and stopped taking cold showers way before I got that far because they didn't do squat. Only real actions change you, you get good at what you do, all the rest is bs.
     
  4. skibum71

    skibum71 Fapstronaut

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    Yeah didn't do anything for me except freeze my balls off. I understand the concept - do something difficult, get out of your comfort zone - but I can do this by running an extra km, which has tangible benefits, cold showers had no benefits for me. Interestingly, I started having hot showers just before bed - and the relaxing effect on the muscles is wonderful, I definitely feel like I sleep better. Lol guys here loving their cold showers to wake up, I like hot showers to fall asleep! Moral of the story? Experiment and find your own path.
     
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  5. Di.Do.555

    Di.Do.555 Fapstronaut

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    i used to relapse with them.
    I have been enjoying warm showers since the start of Australian winter.
    I feel much better.
    I think that having cold showers hogs all my will power and barely nothing is left for other disciplines.
     
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  6. k3muthomi

    k3muthomi Fapstronaut

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I decided to have hot showers from now on. Just had my first one and boy did that feel great
     
  7. k3muthomi

    k3muthomi Fapstronaut

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    Exactly! I would need to psyche myself up all the time which is draining
     
  8. Wow, all you guys have super high streaks and I'm sitting over here at 3 days. Cold showers make me feel a lot better, it's just a matter of preference.
     

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