Why you want to face your discomfort!
Did you know that we have a tendency to downright ignore the things that cause us the most discomfort? And by discomfort I mean anything from not looking at your finances because it makes you feel anxious to know how much… or how little you’ve got left. Discomfort means not looking at yourself in the mirror because you are worried about what you might see. Discomfort means not saying anything when someone treats you with little regards because you don’t want to rock the boat. Discomfort means not having that long overdue conversation with your partner because you don’t want to hear all the things you’ve known for a while.
But you know what?
FACE your discomfort!
When you FACE your discomfort, you get effective at dealing with the actual issue AND at ensuring that it doesn’t become a long term problem.
When you FACE your discomfort things are resolved SO much quicker.
Do you realise how long we can drag something, sometimes for years just because we refuse to face whatever is causing the discomfort. We’ve convinced ourselves that we are better off pretending it’s not there.
We’ve convinced ourselves that if we can ignore the discomfort long enough by not dealing with it, that it will disappear. When in fact the opposite is true.
We’ve convinced ourselves that NOT dealing with the discomfort is a way of dealing with it!
Do you realise that the longer you ignore something, the bigger it gets. And that the bigger it gets… the bigger it gets?!
Do you realise that we’d rather choose short term comfort, thinking that it’s the only way to feel better when in fact the opposite is true.
Because if we chose to face the discomfort we’d be able to TRULY create long term comfort.
Yet we choose to avoid, we chose to ignore and we chose to pretend…. like it’s not there and like it’s going to fix itself if we leave it aside.
We do it with money problems, we do it with relationship problems, with health issues too.
Anything goes. Avoiding the discomfort has become a way of living for many of us.
But the truth is
we MUST face the discomfort! Because
Avoiding the discomfort is a sure way of NOT getting to where we want to get.
Avoiding a discomfort is a sure way of NOT getting what we want especially if it’s in the long term.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dived into the discomfort? I do!
FACE YOUR DISCOMFORT!
Have you ever wondered what you would feel if you FACED the discomfort? Have you ever wondered what would even happen to you if you FACED your discomfort? Would you cry?
Would you be very upset?
Would you die?
But REALLY, have you ever wondered what happens after that? After you’ve faced the worst? After you’ve felt the worst?
Have you ever wondered what you might be like after you’ve faced the worst and you are still standing but on the other side of the storm?
Have you ever wondered if that could change your life? And do you ever wonder what the worst could happen if you FACED that discomfort?
NOT facing the discomfort IS the best way to continue on the same path that you’ve always been on.
NOT facing the discomfort IS the surest way to not getting out of your comfort zone.
NOT facing the discomfort IS the only way to NOT live the life you really want.
But what if you could choose to face the discomfort?
What if you could choose to feel the discomfort? For all it is.
What if you found out that facing your discomfort was enough to dissolve it and free you from it completely?
Would you face it?
NOT facing your discomfort is NOT the way to resolve anything but it IS the best way to maintain whatever is NOT working for you in place.
So now… what if you could be brave enough, because by the way you are so much braver than you know, what if you could be brave enough and FACE whatever has been uncomfortable for you.
What if you could be brave enough and say enough. Enough of not living the life I want. Enough of not facing the discomfort!
What would happen? Don’t you wonder how that might change your life?
I certainly do…