The 30 day cold shower challenge has become of the most popular challenges of the summer and since there are quite a few benefits related to this challenge I too decided to take the plunge. Here’s what you need to know about it
The cold water challenge tells you to take a cold shower every day for a month. It’s said that taking a cold showers has a lot of benefits to it like improving productivity, improving your immune system, reducing blood pressure and speed up healing.
Infographic from punditcafe
A few tips before you start
-Don’t take a shower every day. Taking a shower every day also means waisting a lot of water, instead take a shower every other day.
-Stand in the shower and let the cold water flow instead of waiting outside your shower until you have enough courage to go in. This will again prevent waisting water.
-Take a cold shower after you have worked out. It’ll be easier, trust me.
-When your heart starts racing, try to keep going. After you’ve gone through that phase it gets easier!
-Make sure to put some warmer clothes on after your shower if you don’t want to catch a cold.
Even though it did take a little while to adjust to showering with cold water it wasn’t too bad. The first couple of times my hart was racing but I just tried to take a deep breath. It can be tough to get through that part but afterwards you’ll definitely feel better.
Unlike my regular showers, I took less than 7 minutes to completely wash myself with cold water and I felt like I hadn’t waisted as much water. I have a huge issue with waisting water so this was definitely something important for me.
Taking cold showers in the morning made me feel invincible and ready to take on the day. It sounds weird but it felt like doing something I didn’t always think was possible made me feel better. This is a challenge that I honestly hope to keep doing because I liked it so much!
Let me know in the comment section whether you’d try showering with cold water every day.
The lokai bracelets have been around for quite a long time now and I’ve decided to write a blogpost dedicated to the many goals they support by selling their bracelets. For those of you who’ve never heard of Lokai bracelets here is some background information. Lokai bracelets are rubber bracelets with two special beads. One bead contains water from the highest point (Mount Everest) and one bead contains earth from the lowest point (The Dead Sea). It’s to remind you to stay humble when you’re high and hopeful when you’ve hit a low.
The thing that makes Lokai bracelets stand out is that a big part of the money they make goes to charities. Over the past few years there were a lot of charities that they’ve supported and keep supporting. To name a few.
Make a wish
At this moment they are selling black and white bracelet pack and if you happen to buy a black and white Lokai you’ll be able to choose which charity they donate that part of the money to. You can choose between the following options.
The nature conservancy
The women’s alzheimer movement
American heart association
National pediatric cancer foundation
They are also selling ‘wear your world’ bracelets ‘to support the International Rescue Committee’s work helping refugees whose lives and countries have been shattered by conflict and disaster’. They will donate one dollar per bracelet and a minimum of 150 000$.
Hope you enjoyed this article. You can check out the Lokai site here and order a bracelet for 18$! I know I’m getting one soon! Let me know in the comment what you think of these bracelets.
Though most students I know are on a break I’ve noticed that some are still very busy with their exams. For those of you on vacation: have fun, enjoy your well-deserved vacation! Go out but most importantly don’t forget to use sunscreen!
For those of you still struggling with their exams I want to give you my Spotify playlist filled with motivational music which helped me through my exams. I hope you enjoy these classic motivational songs some of them are older but they are still cool! Good luck on your exams I’m crossing my fingers for each and every one of you!
The last motivational video I put on this blog seemed to be a succes! So I decided to make another one only this time I’ll be giving you my favorite medical/inspirational/motivational quotes. I’ve listed a few that inspired me 🙂 .
Skill is achieved through practice. Work hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day. – Will Smith
She was unstoppable, not because she not have failures or doubt but because she continued on despite them. -B. Taplin
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. – E.O. Wilson
Medicine is only for those who can’t imagine doing anything else. -L. Grazette
I’ve got a dream and it’s worth more than my sleep.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes. Whenever I’m feeling a little down these lift me back up. Somehow they make me smile and help me focus on my goals. Leave your favorite quotes in the comments down below! I’d love to read them :).
Since I’ve tagged people I follow, I figured that it was time to answer the questions to my own tag. I hope that it’ll will give you an image of who I am!
Who are you?
My name is M. and I’m a medicine student in Europe. I’ve just started my first year in medical school.
How did you come up with your blog name/username?
My blog name is Doctor in spe. The term ‘in spe’ is Latin for ‘in the future’ or ‘to be’. Since I studied Latin in high school I wanted my blog to kind of refer to that period.
How would you describe your blog?
Doctorinspe is currently a mix of everything that interests me and is related to the medical field. Sometimes I like giving my opinion on a subject, sometimes I’ll write about something that’s noteworthy. It varies a lot!
What made you choose the medical field?
When I was a kid I loved watching a show called ‘there ones was…’ which was a series on the human body, made for children. That show has always laid a foundation to pursue a career in medicine.
What are your best tips for future medical students?
Don’t forget to enjoy medical school. There are a lot of things to do when you’re not studying so go out every once and a while and have some fun! Don’t miss out on the fun because you’re always studying!
What’s your favorite quote?
Life is not the amounts of breath you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away – Will Smith.
Best memory in medical school?
My best memory was getting into medical school. It was just so gratifying. I remember screaming like 5 minutes before I could process the whole thing. When I told my brother he did the exact same thing :’).
What’s one course you struggled with?
Biochemistry. Purely because I was too lazy to make time to study it (yes I have flaws too). Biochemistry is quite a detailed course and I shouldn’t have postponed it that much. You can’t start learning chapter two if you don’t know the first chapter. Biggest mistake in medical school!
Name one thing you want to achieve this year.
I would like to pass all of my classes upcoming semester 🙂 but I would also love to make this blog into something that I will be proud of.
What’s your favorite book?
My favorite medical related book is the emperor of all maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I gave a brief resume on my blog so check it out! The main reason why I liked it is because of the infinite dedication these people showed for cancer research. The world needs more people like that!
What do you do in your free time?
I blog whenever I find some time and I love watching movies and series. My current favorite series is Grimm and the best movie I watched last month was Sing.
What do you want to major in?
I have no idea and I don’t even worry about that right now. I still have 6 more years to go so I’ll figure that out along the way ;).
How do you study productively?
I’m currently using flashcards which helps me a lot! I also use the My homework application to track all of my tasks.
How do you stay motivated in medical school?
Thinking about that beautiful white coat everytime I can.
Who do you look up to?
I would like to name a scientist or someone who has done something extraordinary but I look up to my family. My mom dad and brother have supported me so much and I look up to them because of that
I hope you enjoyed this article! Let me know in the comment section if you’re going to do the medical tag :).
Today I really wanted to talk about my favorite Medical student youtubers. I however follow quite a lot of youtubers that study medicine so I’m going to make a part two very soon! Now these youtubers are amazing. I mainly like following them because most of these people are in their second or third year and they have a lot of helpful tips and tricks. I also think like these people motivate me (and a lot of others) to pursue a career in medicine which is amazing!
1 Janeandjady Probably one of the most famous medicine students on Youtube. This power couple shows the daily life of med students. They have all sorts of videos but I’d have to say that I really like their vlogs. If you want to see how med school is you should just watch their videos!
2 Med school insiders I love all of the tips that are given and I’ve been following a lot of tips so far. These videos motivate me to actually study and take it easy. Since these videos contain a lot of helpful tips and this channel is actually very useful even if you don’t study med. I’d recommend this channel to everyone who wants some more motivation to study or tips on how to study better and more efficiently.
3 Thestrivetofit I love the Strivetofit because of the vibe her videos give off. Jaime is definitely an inspiring youtuber. She now has a second channel where you can study with her and she has also opened an online shop on her blog where you can find some stationery items as well as apparel. I honestly have nothing but admiration for this girl because I know that everything she does requires hard work and a lot of time. Definitely check her youtube channel and her blog out!
That was it for this first favorite youtubers article! Let me know in the comments who your favorite youtubers are and I’ll definitely check them out!