Every year I try and give something up for Lent (not for religious reasons I just like the challenge). This year I decided to jump on the bandwagon of a trend I was seeing online, and I made the crazy decision to give up hot showers.
I have to say that starting in February meant this was one of the hardest challenges I have ever done. However, to my surprise, it’s something I started to enjoy in a twisted kind of way, and I’ve decided to continue doing it for 2 reasons.
Firstly, it’s truly horrible, I spend at least 5 minutes every morning when I wake up trying to convince myself it’s ok not to do it, but because of that, completing it gives me a sense of accomplishment to start the day and that creates forward momentum. Secondly, the more I do it, the more I think it’s like a cheat code. After you finish you feel amazing, and it does 10x more to make me alert than my morning coffee.