Today I am starting a new “Adventure Calls You Challenge,” inspired from an article I read from my January/February issue of Men’s Journal. The article, “The Cold Cure,” extols the benefits of being cold. I’ve already experimented with taking cold showers, and now I am taking it a step further by purposely being cold at certain times during the day.
Our region has experienced a cold snap over the last week, with temperatures hovering around freezing. So today I took my first step into embracing the cold, but walking outside in my short-sleeve shirt to and from my students’ work experience. I was cold, but not as cold as I thought I would be. Two things helped me: 1) the mindset that this ‘cold’ was only temporary and 2) walking straight and upright to take the cold head on.
So for the next few weeks I will continue to embrace the cold, with my goal that this will be a regular thing that I will just adopt as part of my lifestyle. To help me get through this, I will follow the guidelines as provided by the suggestions of the article. Read on and join me!