30 five ACTIONS: Week 1

โ€œThere is only one person thatโ€™s responsible for your life and that is YOU! Not your boss, not your spouse, not your parents, not your friends, not your clients, not the economy, not the weather. YOU!โ€ – Marc Reklau

To recap from last week, I hadn’t been feeling very motivated and decided to challenge myself by doing five actions daily for 30 days. My goal was just to take action and make small changes that will improve my human experience. Here are my five actions:

  • Meditate
  • Eat better
  • Exercise

So how has it been going?

  • Wim Hof breathing exercises – I’ve done this consistently every morning before I get out bed. It seems to help by clearing out my mind and putting me in ready mode.
  • Wim Hof cold showers – Yikes๐Ÿ˜€. To be transparent, I’m only doing my last 2 minutes in cold water. For me, I figured out soaping up and shampooing needs to be done in hot so I can wash it all out. Those last 2 minutes of cold water is definitely a challenge, and if you’re walking by my house you’ll definitely hear some hoots and yelps from this exercise. Once complete though, I’m refreshed, awake, and jazzed to start my day.
  • Meditate – This is definitely a work in progress from doing it laying in bed to sitting on the couch. I know many will balk at laying down, but this is my adventure : ) I haven’t been consistent each day, but when I have meditated I’ve gone for 10 minutes. My mind definitely gets off track and I need to real it back. Interesting exercise. I think this week instead of trying in the morning, I’ll meditate after lunch and see how that goes. That’s the time period I really need to reset to a better calmed state.
  • Eat better – So far this hasn’t happened. I’ve been inconsistently consistent.. We’ll see how next week goes.
  • Exercise – This is going well. Everyday I’ve done some form of exercise. I was hoping to mix in more weight training, but it’s been pretty much cardio. You all probably read my adventure Sunday mountain biking๐Ÿคช. I definitely enjoy being outdoors.

Overall for week 1:

  • I have in no way beat myself up for not doing an action a “certain/prescribed” way or for missing days. Practicing being kind to myself.
  • I’m feeling more focused and much of life’s pressures weighing on me has lightened
  • I’m feeling better about me and not once did I bury my head under my pillow to escape

This has definitely helped me get out of my funk!

Take care super heroes,

Dwight

11 thoughts on “30 five ACTIONS: Week 1

  1. Very, very cool Dwight! Iโ€™m happy to hear this is helping you get out of your funk! Week 1 is the perfect kick start to your self challenge! Love it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽฏ

  2. congrats Dwight !!!! The only time you’ll ever get me under a cold shower is if that’s the only way to be let into a swimming pool. Much respect for the Wim Hof-ness. As for the meditation, I am sure you already know this, but success is not about getting rid of thoughts, it’s about the reeling in, and learning to do it gently. In other terms meditation is one of the only activities in which doing it “wrong” and accepting that is actually doing it right ๐Ÿ™‚ so you can’t go wrong lol xxxx Anne

  3. I tried the cold shower, and the best I can do is to put my feet under the cold tap before I get out!
    ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    xo
    Wendy

  4. nope nope..no cold showers for me…i loathe showers – feels like i am being assaulted..lol..unfortunately for health reasons i have been forced to take showers now inline of long soaking baths( which i have done all my life) 90% of the time. But i sure as heck won’t make it worse by using cold water…hahaha..thats being said, i have read and heard MANY great things about this technique, and fully embrace the concept for those who can tolerate it. as far as the rest…KUDOS….i am still trying to get off my Arse and back on track. Life has just been beating me up this month….every single time i get into a space when i think i can begin, something else happens…out of my control and it just drains the crap out of me.In the last 2 weeks alone- house siding blew off, a very emotional issue with our venue ( which i posted about),huge car repair bill, and this morning a big ole puddle of my kitchen from a brand new $2500 fridge leaking. I’ll get there…its just matter of maintaining at the moment so i don’t spiral down:) hugs xxxx

  5. 2 minutes!!!!!???? ๐Ÿ˜ณI am barely able to do 15 seconds. ๐Ÿ˜You are a champion. Sounds like it’s working for you, too. Very inspiring, all this accountability, honesty and doing of freakishly cold things. Thank you so much for sharing this. And mainly, thank you. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  6. Kudos to you! Lately, I’m in survival mode, just making it through the day. However, I’m not beating myself up over it (most of the time). I’m reminding myself that at the moment, life is just plain really challenging for me, and I’m doing the best I can. Thanks for popping by my main blog!

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