I had been contemplating taking a cold shower for over a year and didn’t have the guts to do it. It had always felt daunting to me. But I did it this morning and it really is an exhilarating experience. Amazingly, it wasn’t too difficult nor stressful.
It usually takes about 30 seconds for the water to warm up when I start the shower. I decided to centre myself with deep breaths, stood just under the shower, turned it on, got my arms wet and then slowly crept under the shower. The water warmed up slowly and I felt good that I got through the 30 seconds or so of cold water. I centred myself again taking slow deep breaths and turned the dial to cold, set the timer for 45 seconds, continued with slow deep breaths. A little more difficult, but I made it.
Wim Hof on YouTube and a few others expounds the benefits of taking cold showers. There are lots of health benefits for doing so.
Try it - not just for your health, but in view of the impending fuel crisis.