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Comfort Zone

by MS
March 29, 2021
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If we always choose comfort, we never learn the deepest capabilities of our mind or body.

Wim Hof

What is comfort zone?

When we are thinking about comfort, what is the first word that hits your head? Something safe and something familiar. For some comfort is necessary, in fact, some of us want to have the largest comfort zone possible. And is it bad? Probably no – it just depends on what kind of a person are you.

Don’t get me wrong, I like comfort also…sometimes. But sometimes I have that feeling to do things where I feel unsafe and not normal. 🙂

Cold swimming

In my home country, we call those cold swimmers “the seals“. Every year I looked at them and think, I can’t ever-ever do that. For years even after the hot sauna, I couldn’t go in a cold pool. But then something changed. I think I always had that thought “what if I tried cold swimming?”. During the summer I just set my goal – I have to, actually, I MUST endure all winter and all year. In the middle of summer, I started to went every day swimming – to sea or lake, whatever was nearby. In October I still went to the Baltic open sea, 2-3 times per week. I changed seaside to the lakes in November. The end of November was zero degrees outside and I was still in the water. My personal record was when it was January and -18 degrees. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?? 🙂


  • It boosts your immune system
  • Coldwater swimming activates endorphins
  • It improves your circulation
  • It burns calories
  • It reduces stress

I know many people who are doing cold showers. And they are usually telling me – yeah, you know I am doing that and can’t go outside and go in the water. And my answer is for everyone the same – I don’t go in cold showers, I have tried them sometimes if I really have to wake up fast. But otherwise, I prefer cold outside swim. 🙂

Things that are not easy are always worth doing.

P.S. Great Mentor for cold swimming – Wim Hof!