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"Great, if you can force yourself to do it" - what's your example?

Asked by longgone (17105points) September 16th, 2014

I just took a cold shower. Most mornings, I can’t bring myself to…but when I do, it feels wonderful.

Any similar experiences?

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Wake up earlier in the morning. I know I would have more time for a lot of things just by waking up early, but I just can’t.

Do more exerises. I can benefit a lot from exercises, but I don’t know why I can’t bring myself to do it often.

Be a bit more organized. I know I often get in trouble with that quirk, but I still can’t change.

“Gee, if I could win myself…”

fluthernutter's avatar

Wake up earlier. I love watching sunrises. And the smell of early morning. But I’m more of a night owl, so it doesn’t happen often.
Right now I’m up at 5am with the little one watching some Sofia the First because I had to give him something for his fever and now he’s up. :(

JLeslie's avatar

Swimming. I love it, but lately I have been very lazy about it.

Eat healthy consistently. Much simpler to just microwave a frozen meal. Ugh. For a while I was eating a lot of salads and it actually was easier, less clean up, but the raw veggies tear me up so badly I just can’t do it daily.

Spend an hour every day cleaning.

I don’t understand taking a cold shower, but if you love it I have a suggestion. Get into a warm shower and just end it in a cold note. It will be less shocking to your system. I don’t think the initial shock of cold water is good for you. I don’t have medical evidence to support that, I just feel that way.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Hold my tongue.

janbb's avatar

Falling in love.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Exercise more!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@janbb You can force yourself to do that? I’m just the opposite. I can’t control it. I tried and completely failed at not falling.

janbb's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Maybe looking for love would be more accurate. I’m in remission at the moment.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@janbb I can see why that would happen. Completely understandable.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Going for a run. It can be hard to get motivated to do it but feels great once the runners high kicks in.

Aethelwine's avatar

Waking up early. My health problems have made me very tired all the time, so it’s difficult for me to do these days. I’ve been going back to bed for a few hours once I get my daughter on the school bus, but I’m staying up today and I don’t feel too bad at the moment.

Pachy's avatar

My daily power walk. Some days it takes every bit of will power I can muster to get myself to the track, but after my usual 22–30 laps, I’m always glad I did it.

ucme's avatar

Ask a question on Fluth…advice for the reluctant among us.

anniereborn's avatar

I took a cold shower two days ago because our gas was turned off. It wasn’t wonderful, it was AWFUL. I cried the entire way through it.

Aethelwine's avatar

@anniereborn We recently had the same problem. We ran out of propane to heat our water and we didn’t have hot water for five days. It was such a pain. I forgot where you are from, but our Midwest water isn’t cool, it’s cold. Hope your problem is fixed now.

anniereborn's avatar

@jonsblond I am in chicagoland. thankfully our gas will be reconnected on Thursday. it’s been out for a week. no heat (and it had become much colder in the past few days), no hot water and we have a gas stove. It has not been easy for sure. and yes, our water is COLD.

downtide's avatar

Going to the gym. I have to force myself to go, but once I get there, I enjoy it.

Cold showers (and anything else cold) would be a special kind of hell made just for me.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Not procrastinate. I’m pretty good but I could be better.

longgone's avatar

Great answers all around. I completely agree on the getting up early!

For the record : My “cold showers” are very short ones, I usually shower hot first, but then like to cool off. A full cold shower I wouldn’t enjoy at all, much less a forced one!

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