The winter bathing season have started and I see forward to another winter of discomfort.
Yes, it is cold, when you need to break the ice with an axe.
I am not just taking a dip, but try to stay in the water for at least 3 minutes. I don’t use a towel or robe, but dry myself in the fresh, dry, and cold air.
- Because I agree with Soulaima Gourani, that I need to challenge my comfort zone, to train my courage. It enables me to handle discomfort better, when I need to (For example when I need to bring bad news or when negotiating a pay raise).
- So I can strengthen my brown fat (brown fat produces heat, while white fat stores energy). This enables me to be warm in the danish winter, even when it is windy.
- To do exploratory testing: how much discomfort can I take, in order to know my own limits, when I move from the comfort zone, into the learning zone to experience my limits just before I enter the horror zone. (it lets me remember to breathe and relax).
How are you challenging your comfort?
Or what price do you pay for not doing so?