Updated: May 10
The psychological benefits only kick in when your anxiety does.
Most people come to deliberate cold exposure for the metabolic benefits.
But that wasn't me.
I started my cold exposure practice with cold showers, because Mike Cernovich recommended them in his popular self-improvement book Gorilla Mindset.
I hated every single second. I used to curse Mike Cernovich and clench my teeth and suffer through every cold shower as if self torture was somehow the secret to my self-improvement.
It wasn't until I read about Wim Hof breathing techniques that I realized:
The real secret to cold water immersion is to r