How are you doing in this freezing weather?
It’s been really cold lately –
I think even the most hardened of us have had to rummage in the cupboard for a hat and some gloves!
Since it’s so cold lately, this week’s Mental Sunshine might seem completely bonkers to you
But bear with me. I promise it’s worth it.
This week I want to talk to you about cold water swimming.
Yep. That’s right. Swimming. Outside. In winter.
I know, I know. It’s cold out.
It sounds like the most ridiculous idea in the world to go and swim in a lake or pond.
And you do need to be careful about making sure you’re with someone or go to a supervised location like QuaySwim near Farnborough.
Also ensure that you have plenty of warm, dry clothes to put on afterwards to avoid the afterdrop.
But honestly, there’s nothing like swimming in freezing cold water to make you feel alive!
In fact, there are many people out there who use cold water swimming as a way of fending off depression and anxiety.
As well as this, swimming regularly in cold water can boost your immune system and improve your vascular system.
It can also give you an endorphin rush that makes you feel incredible.
Also, if you’ve ever read the Brian Tracy book, Eat That Frog! – I mean, what better way to start your day than by overcoming all of your “stay warm and cosy” urges and plunging into a cold lake!
Once you’ve done that, anything else on your list is a breeze!
Check out this brilliant article about cold water swimming.
Have you ever tried cold water swimming?
Have I inspired you to give it a go?
Drop me an email and tell me about it…