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Self-discipline exercises

People who have more self-discipline are better at making decisions that lead to long-term success, because they are capable of ignoring impulses and emotions that lead to bad choices. Therefore, self-discipline is a trait that can ultimately help you become stronger, happier, and healthier. As such, self-discipline exercises are a crucial part of the Wim Hof Method. You can start practicing the Wim Hof Method yourself, by signing up for our Fundamentals online video course!

Exercises that improve your self-discipline

We believe that self-discipline is something that can be learned, and doing so requires training and repetition on a daily basis. Training your self-discipline benefits you in many ways, as it helps you take decisions in a more rational rather than an emotional manner. This will ultimately give you the power to overcome resistance and to accomplish your goals. Below we give you some simple but effective exercises that can help you improve your self-discipline.

Cold showers. Starting the day with a cold shower is something that requires a lot of self-discipline. It is a simple behavior that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. There are many additional benefits related to cold showers; you can read all about these here.

Meditation. Meditation is a very powerful tool, that can help you improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Sitting for while keeping your mind still and preventing it from wandering, requires self-control. Therefore, regular meditation can be a great exercise for anyone that wants to increase their self-discipline.

Get the right amount of sleep. When you sleep well, making the right decisions will be a lot easier compared to when you are sleep deprived. Getting enough sleep improves your focus, your mood, and your overall health, and indirectly assists you when you are trying to increase your self-discipline. You can read more on the effect of the Wim Hof Method on sleep here.

Regular physical exercise. Exercising on a regular basis is a great way to improve your self-discipline. It will teach you how to focus on a task at hand, and by doing so you learn how to persevere and accomplish your goals.

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Increase your self-discipline with the Wim Hof Method

You may have heard of ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof as the man who has accomplished many incredible stunts related to ice and cold temperatures. Wim currently holds more than twenty Guinness World Records with regards to cold temperatures, and both Vice and Discovery Channel have featured Wim and his accomplishments in their documentaries. Since withstanding low temperatures for an extended period of time requires an enormous amount of self-discipline, Wim Hof developed a method that allowed him to train this particular trait and to take control of his own body. The principles of this method are simple but powerful, and anybody can use his method to improve their self-discipline, among other things.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

Since Wim discovered the enormous potential of his method, sharing the principles of the Wim Hof Method and its benefits with the rest of the world became one of his top priorities. To this end, Wim and his team have developed a Fundamentals online video course, which teaches you the core principles of the method. The videos are available in many languages, and you can follow the course at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you. This has allowed thousands of people from all over the world to discover the power of the Wim Hof Method, and to incorporate its principles into their daily routines. Among them are people with very demanding lives, such as professional sports athletes and celebrities. You can watch some of their testimonials here.

The three pillars

Three pillars form the core principles of the Wim Hof Method. These pillars are breathing technique, controlled exposure to cold and focus. Combining the three principles and incorporating them into your life in a structural manner will help you become a stronger, happier and healthier person. The people who have already done so report numerous benefits such as better sleep, more creativity, faster recovery from physical exercise, less stress, and relief from symptoms related to multiple autoimmune diseases. You can read more about these and other benefits here.

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The Wim Hof Method is assessed with a 9.5 out of 10 on average based on 2147 experiences written by participants.

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.