Hot water bath does more harm than good, but people still prefer it over cold water baths. Now, I know cold water baths can be less tempting but have many benefits and today, we will be discussing the benefits and why you should incorporate it.
If you are someone who spends late nights working and cold baths are exactly what you need to wake you up completely and help you get rid of the tired feeling. It lets you go about your day in a more alert manner.
People who have incorporated cold showers or baths in their daily morning routing have gained tremendous benefits from it. Some people prefer to take cold showers no matter the weather, it gives them a sense of discipline. A sense of discipline and a habit that is religiously followed give you more to accomplish your goals. The sudden discomfort that the first hit of cold water gives you gets you to break away from your thoughts that you might already have in your head. It helps you start the day with a fresh mind and fresh thoughts.
Like we already discussed, some people do not break the pattern of bathing with cold water even in chilly winter mornings. Now, we all know this isn’t easy. This action though demands you to be resilient and have strong willpower. By repeatedly going through the same cold water routine and dealing with the sense of a bit of discomfort you train your body and mind to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and that is a trait that will carry on to other things in your life and will help you do things that you are generally scared of.
Cold water baths or showers are also said to be good to relieve stress. Many people have reported feeling a sense of calm after having a cold water bath. This feeling stays when you start the day with it. It is great for people who work high-stress jobs or are constantly in a highly competitive environment. It alerts the tired mind and body and readies you to face a new challenge.
If you have trouble waking up, not from the bed but from your sleep. If you feel tired even after getting a good night’s sleep then quickly jumping into a cold water shower will wake you up real fast. As soon as your alarm goes off, do not deliberate, just go in the bathroom and turn the shower on or your bath. The cold water shocks your system with instant change and as a result, alerts every fiber of you.
Cold water baths are overlooked because of the warm and fuzzy feeling that hot water baths give while you are having it. While the feeling is nice, it doesn’t last and it doesn’t carry on for the day. Cold water, on the other hand, might make you feel uncomfortable for the moment but will benefit you in the long run. It is also said to be beneficial for your skin and hair.