There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year submerged in ice cold water! 😉  It’s refreshing, its invigorating, and more than anything – it is motivating!

What most people would deem “crazy”, I deem inspirational.  It’s true not many people would give up their warm beds for a dip in the ocean on New Year’s Day but isn’t that the point? The Polar Bear swim was not one of my 40 under 40 goals to do, however, its because I’ve been doing it for the past twelve years.  I started in 2000 and never stopped. It’s become a statement on how I want to live my life.

If you want to shake yourself out of your routine for the year ahead, then do something that is outside of your comfort zone. It doesn’t have to be jumping in to the ice cold ocean, but it could be going for that run or starting a new venture, or taking those French lessons you always wanted.

Me and my husband David feeling invigorated!

If you want to change things up in your life then you need to shake yourself out of your “sleep”.  If you are in a bad pattern or routine and you want to get out of it, there is no better way than just jumping in with both feet and doing it. No more lip service to what you should be doing or why you can’t do it.  It’s disempowering.

So take action today and put the wheels in to motion to move towards where you want your life to be – and I guarantee you will never regret it.

Other Brave souls taking the plunge at White Rock Beach, BC

So what are you waiting for?  

Jump!