Dear English Muse Readers!
I have just finished another Art of Living seminar and I am bubbling with energy. Did you know there are five sources of energy? Food, breath, positive attitude, sleep…and COLD SHOWERS.
I quit eating meat two years ago and I bless my decision and discipline every single day. As a result, I learned how to cook delicious, healthy meals.
I have been doing unique breathing exercises taught in the Art of Living classes and am thus successfully battling depression and anxiety. My attitude has changed from moping and complaining all the time to everyday serenity, hopefulness and big fits of laughter.
I try to get enough sleep now: 6, 7 or 8 hours of sleep a day, depending on how I’m feeling and how much work I have to do.
I have re-introduced cold showers into my mornings and yes it is traumatic at first, but the feeling afterwards is unmatched. Have you noticed how after a warm shower you’re cold, sleepy and ready to go back to bed? Whereas after a cold shower, you feel energized and ready to rock the world? Plus you’re actually feeling warmer because your blood starts circulating. Not to mention that I waste visibly less water whenever I’m showering ice-cold! The first time in years I took a cold shower I made sure the house was empty because I was planning on singing “Nessun Dorma,” an aria from Turandot very, very loud! I’ve been showering cold for a couple of days now, but already know I won’t quit doing it anytime soon. The price is not that high and the energy I derive from it is simply priceless!
I try to do things differently in life and hope that you do, too. Can you share some examples and inspire us?
Happy Friday and Happy Cold Showers to those of you who dare!
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