I wish I can say its because I do something cool like take a typewriter into the bathtub and crank out an entire tale in ten minutes while literal ice cubes are precipitating from the shower ability. Or that ice-cold showers open up some deep obscured chakra inside of me and I brighten like Avatar Aang once I hop out, glowing with voracious incitement and creativity.
But I cant say that. I can say that I did become a better scribe by making freezing showers, though.
I got the idea from a YouTube video by Thomas Frank. He regularly posts productivity hacks for the college-aged bunch, and since I am trying to become a full-time scribe all there is in college, I find his videos vastly supportive. So when I examined him say he takes cold showers to improve his self-discipline, Id be lying if I said I wasnt a little bit skeptical.
Cold rains? Really? No style. I scorned, find cold just thinking about it.
But yes behavior undoubtedly. Frank said that the purposes of the act of overcoming something nauseating with something you were supposed to do( because you cant go forever without showering) is translated into your ability to sit down and use. Its hard and uncomfortable to cry yourself away from that Buzzfeed video to focus on that unfinished narrative, but thats exactly what you have to do to. You must expose yourself to the uncomfortable to be able to overcome it.
I had to try it out for myself.
I is entered into my bathroom is the beginning with my normal routine. Check to make sure I have a towel( you wont feel how many times I forgot one, passing like a butt-ass naked Usain Bolt back to my area ). Check to make sure my Spotify playlist is nothing less than, as the kids say, bumpin. Yes and yes. The only act turn left do was to start the shower.
I must have stand there facing the shower honcho as if it were a serpent I didnt has been able to bicker. In my spirit, I couldnt get past the initial shell of cold water on my exposed surface. Every Ice Bucket Challenge Ive insured streamed through my pate, and I supposed what that water on my skin would be like. The collapse. The refrigerate coldnes. The sorenes of it all.
But I told myself I had to make love. If I truly want to become a better writer, I have to do this.
I grew the faucet as freezing and as strong as it could go. The sea gurbled up the tubes, clanging like the heartbeat in my ears, and I was then met with an ice-cold detonate of spray to the aspect. My skin turned to goosebumps, and I breath at the freezing. It felt like I was expanding, something rising inside of me like I was a balloon being pumped full of air. My gulp is still in my throat. I couldnt breathe. But I grabbed my shampoo and began to shower. I shampooed, conditioned, and laundered my body so fast you would think I was rivalling in the Olympics for it. I must have been be done in order to under three minutes.
After a final bathe of my whisker, I slammed the water off. The ice-cold water dribbled to a stop and I felt like one of those dudes in the gym who fling their boobs to the floor and flex their muscles like King Kong. I heartened for myself. I even meditate I gave myself a pat on the back. I was cold, yes. The entirety of me was solidifying, but I had get used to it. About a minute into the rain, it didnt bother me that much anymore. I struggled to the end hastened but comfortable.
And when I bone-dry off and draped myself, writing my daily 2,000 texts didnt seem so much better like a challenge anymore. Because after that first minute of uncomfortableness, I just got over it and did what I had to do. And this was a crucial lesson to learn for my writing career.
I followed up with take freezing showers to this day and actually find them much more loosening than warm rains. I dont know if Ill ever stop, as they supply me a nice elevate in productivity for the rest of the day. Maybe Ill get to the point where I actually do write in the shower. But until that day, Im going to continue enjoying my newfound word-bending abilities. Avatar Aang woke up in a dance of frost very, so we now have that in common.