Have you ever noticed how when you reset your phone or your computer it works better afterwards? Well the same happens when you reset your mind.
Here’s how to do it.
It doesn’t take long, but it can hurt.
An Experiment to Reset Your Mind
If you live in a cold weather city, try this: Get naked, jump in the shower, and turn the nozzle to the coldest temperature possible.
Then tell me what you were thinking while in the shower.
If you’re like me, it was something along the lines of “Ahhhhh! Fuck! Fuck! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! Ahhhh!”
But you weren’t worrying about work, family, or anything else were you? And even after getting out of the shower those thoughts probably faded or disappeared.
That’s because the shock of the shower reset your mind.
Shock Your System
Shocking your system to reset your mind doesn’t have to be done with a cold shower (though I recommend it for it’s many other physiological and psychological benefits). Alternatively you can lift something incredibly heavy or sprint around the block until you can sprint no more. Or you can go bungee jumping. Any shock to the system will do. But generally it won’t be pleasant.
It Doesn’t Have to Hurt
Meditation allows you to reset your mind without the often unpleasant overload of sensation of the alternatives I mentioned previously. But it takes lots of practice to get to the point of being able to shut off your thoughts. That’s why they call it a practice.
But It Probably Will
For those of you like me who are too lazy to take up meditation or in too much of a rush, you’re stuck with resetting your mind the hard way: by shocking your system. And maybe one day when your body can no longer take all these shocks you can take up meditation.
To learn more about the amazing benefits of shocking your system from Wim Hof, head to his website www.wimhofmethod.com, watch the Vice documentary all about him and his work here: www.icemanwimhof.com/innerfire, or listen to one of the many podcasts he’s been on (just google it!)