It’s fair to say that there aren’t many people who like to feel discomfort. Given the choice, we will opt for feelings of ease and comfort every time. And why not?
However, never allowing yourself to feel uncomfortable can be a sign that you are becoming “comfort-zone restricted”. Comfort is the path of least resistance but it is also the path of least growth.
If there’s a breakthrough you are seeking in your life, it’s important to cultivate the ability to tolerate the discomfort associated with change. Think about those daisies which pop up through the cracks in the concrete – there was determination to push through, even if it didn’t feel good at the time. But the rewards are there. You get to flourish and grow. As you were meant to do.
I would suggest that you can’t have a breakthrough without feeling uncomfortable. I would add that nothing that is truly worthwhile is easy. So, if you are looking for breakthrough, start getting comfortable with discomfort so that your comfort-zone is well and truly stretched.
For those who receive these articles in my newsletter, you also receive regular tips about how to have more energy. As discomfort is linked to low energy, I am adding a couple of tips here for you. If you would like to receive regular tips on how to have more energy and other ways of improving your life, sign up for the Unlock your Future Key (on the right hand side) and you will automatically receive them. As always, you can unsubscribe at any time. For now, here are today’s tips:
1. To overcome fatigue you need to create new habits which can feel uncomfortable as you attempt to override the tired-all-the-time inducing habits such as cutting down on those foods which create fatigue – simple carbs, sugars and stimulants (because they cause energy crashes) and replace with energy enhancing foods. Old habits are a default pattern which you slip into so easily, especially if you are tired. But they do nothing to improve the situation.
2. Intestinal discomfort can be a sign of either sluggish bowels or food intolerances, both of which affect your energy and may be impacting your health in other ways too. As there can be numerous causes of both, it is better to arrange a consultation where we can assess your situation and make recommendations to suit your personal situation. Small tweaks can yield big results
And, of course, if you need any help, do get in touch. You’ll be glad you did.
(c) Tricia Woolfrey