Ice bath: Thoughts, lessons, and embracing discomfort in life

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Woke up. Felt cute. Took an ice bath.

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This weekend I pretended I was a polar bear. I got the chance to spend 2 minutes in a tub full of ice and water… for fun.


You can read all about the benefits online but for me, it has little to do with them. ⠀

It’s a powerful opportunity to change the non-beneficial narratives we create for ourselves and reinforce them on a daily basis

The minute I catch myself saying I don’t want to do something. I can’t do anything. I don’t have the ability to do something…

That’s the moment I know I need to go and do that thing. I need to change the narrative. The invisible script (or limiting belief) that keeps me from growing.⠀

I can’t. I won’t. I don’t have the ability. I could never. I just don’t have the time. Now turn into…⠀

I can. I will. I do have the ability. I can now. I make the time.⠀

Small steps like this slowly help you create a new identity for yourself. You get to change the narrative. Rewrite your story.⠀


Surround yourself with people that support you and push you to grow. Or how to push you to take an ice bath. I wouldn’t have done this, let alone stay in there for 2 minutes if it wasn’t for 12 other people there encouraging me. ⠀

Peer pressure is a bitch, isn’t it?

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