Wim Hof found stillness in the cold. While battling grief in the wake of his beloved wife’s suicide, he felt drawn to icy water. Immersing in it brought a rush of adrenaline, a spike and then deep subsiding of heart rate and, ultimately, clarity.
Isolation and Mental Health
But though we are lucky to be clawing out of this, Covid-19 is likely to have lingering effects long after the physiological symptoms have disappeared. Quarantine, and in general the air of negativity that surrounds the pandemic, have recognizable effects on mental health.