I remember recently on my dating spree telling a man to masturbate or take cold showers before dates. This isn’t about that. Lol
This is about an experience I had last week.
I was taking a hot bath. This particular night I got in at a barely tolerable (almost too hot) level but then proceeded once in to turn on the hot water again and get it scalding hot. So hot I was sweating and my head started pounding and aching. I had gone a bit too extreme. So then I decided to do the opposite. I have done the switch before while showering, it helps your adrenals, but a bath is another level completely. In this instance I let 4/5ths of the water out of the tub and replaced it with only cold water.
It wasn’t an ice bath; but wow. My teeth were chattering and I had goose bumps. My headache instantly went away and I felt completely invigorated. Probably the wrong thing to do right before bed. Especially since I had been exhausted all day and was really looking forward to going right to bed after my bath.
Instead I had more than enough energy to play a few games with with the kidlets and have a long deep conversation with the teenager. Actually, I was up until after 2am with energy to spare. So now I have a solution for my “no coffee” dilemma. Guess I know my new ritual before I go out for a night of fun. In fact…maybe I’ll do that tonight. Unfortunately though it is not the most pleasant sensation; especially for me who hates being cold to begin with. But a little bit of physical torture can always be fun. 😉