Sometimes you grow and improve, but a strange feeling of coming out of your comfort zone makes you feel discomfort (uncomfortable).
This happens because our thoughts are reprogramming, and our body, mind and soul adapt to the changes. So, sit back and breathe whenever you feel this isn’t right while becoming a better version of yourself.
Indeed, this is the best phase of your life.
Everybody has a limit for how uncomfortable they can be. Your comfort level with discomfort increases as your threshold rises. Regardless of how comfortable you are naturally, there are steps you can take to make moving outside your comfort zone simpler.
The Importance Of Being Uncomfortable
Being uncomfortable is beneficial since discomfort is necessary for learning and growth. For instance, you must lift large weights to get physically stronger. Instead of binge-watching Netflix all day at home, you should write more frequently to enhance your writing.
Do not be misled; when we avoid discomfort, we do more than merely overeat or choose unhealthy foods. However, it manifests more seriously, such as strained relationships, unsuccessful employment, and money problems.
One of the numerous ways discomfort may wreck our lives is in this way.
Individuals who lack boundaries are frequently terrified of discomfort. Why? They worry about setting them. I don’t want to refuse because I don’t want to offend them. Sounds recognisable? As a result, their relationships are terrible, which results in a lack of confidence, worry, despair, and poor self-esteem, among other things.
Differentiating Reaction from Response
It becomes unbalanced if we live in conditions of constant stress and survival, which results in the discomfort of being out of balance all the time. We experience physical, mental, emotional, and physiological imbalances and disease when that happens, which is a problem.
We can learn to differentiate between the two as we become more adept at this activity and more tuned to our body messages. We can recognise when doing out of habit and acting out of necessity.
As we delve farther into the work, we’ll learn to identify another type of discomfort. The kind that appears as a result of our genuine change.
The Discomfort of Change
Most of us are familiar with the uneasiness of survival. When we’re first changing our regular patterns, especially when our old selves try to convince us that it would be simpler to go with the known path, it can be more difficult to recognise the discomfort of change.
At first, we might be engaging in the daily practice of reflective thinking, which involves becoming aware of our thoughts and ensuring we don’t let them pass undetected.
Or we’re focusing on observing how we constantly call up a memory that makes us feel a certain way and how our bodies seek that comforting sensation even when it’s unpleasant.
The next moment, and the next, could be controlled and predicted using those previously practised thoughts and sensations, or we could be learning how to ignore those attempts.
Sometimes we notice that we are behaving or saying things as though we have no power to build a new life for ourselves.
It can be difficult to become conscious of our patterns. One must use tremendous energy and consciousness to transform from being unconscious. Trying to untangle ourselves from those programmes can be uncomfortable if we’re not used to them.
The critical next step is to make an alternative decision each time we notice those thoughts, feelings, or behaviours.
That poses the greatest challenge for the majority of us. Returning to those ingrained, conditioned states of being is so much simpler. Or to tune out and run away entirely by picking up the phone or the TV remote.
We say, “I’ll start tomorrow,” while choosing dry land by avoiding the river of change.
This study is largely concerned with identifying our discomfort with the unexpected and developing the ability to accept it. To be able to relate to the feelings and future vision we are generating, we constantly work on self-regulation. The ability to avoid waiting for life to change (while hoping something outside ourselves will remove those familiar feelings of emptiness and lack).
Committing to altering who we are first—so that our lives can change—requires embracing the unknowable. The unknown. the uneasy.
How To Feel Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
It won’t be simple to embrace discomfort, but it is essential to experience personal progress. The first step is recognising your uncomfortable situations and understanding how they make you feel. You can then decide what kinds of experiences to look for. The greatest way to learn and progress is to be aware of the triggers that make you uncomfortable and confront those problems rather than avoid them.
These are some strategies for overcoming discomfort and embracing this sensation more fully:
1. Explore fresh experiences, even if they deviate from your norm
Ask inquiries and be a world learner. If you do this, you will gain new knowledge and encounter individuals from various backgrounds. Your life will be more rewarding, even though it may occasionally be uncomfortable.
2. Get used to being uncomfortable in public settings
Try being more outgoing while allowing yourself to experience some discomfort. You’ll learn how to connect with people in various situations over time, improve your conversational skills, and make new friends.
3. Take chances and push yourself by engaging in uncomfortable activities
Even if it does not result in immediate good feedback or reward, do something uncomfortable for you. The ability to “do” increases confidence and aids in developing abilities to handle future issues that may come outside your comfort zone.
4. Try new things, such as a new food or sport
Be flexible and open-minded. Your perspectives are widened, and you are exposed to fresh experiences which can contribute to your personal development.
5. Easing into the unknown
Seeing ourselves uncomfortable is a straightforward practice as we learn to bring awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. After that, we tell ourselves, “OK, I’m in the water. There is a biological death. Also, I must control my behaviour and alter my state rather than push through. To avoid attempting to forecast the future, recall the past, and remain in the present. We must discover a means to alter this status internally.
A sign of progress is when we can consciously remember, even only once a day at first, that our pain is the cue to self-regulate, to let go and let go of the uncertainty. The skill of transitioning from survival to creation is that.
In other words, finding that crucial balance in which we are both at ease and aware of the present should be our practice’s yardstick rather than ease and comfort, where we might relax into the unknown while sitting in our discomfort.
Love From Your Coach
When you come out of your comfort zone, especially as a coach, you discover numerous hidden realities about yourself. This process of re-discovering yourself helps you explore your inner world and makes the journey of self-transformation easy for you.
Being uncomfortable can lead to personal growth and development. It allows us to challenge our beliefs and assumptions, learn new things, and overcome our fears. We can expand our perspective, develop resilience, and build self-confidence by stepping outside our comfort zone.
Accept that you’ve to change something before you begin the endeavour of changing people’s lives. Honestly, accepting discomfort goes against all we’ve been taught to do to survive. We have gotten used to fearing the unknown. But to grow consciousness, we must learn to tolerate and embrace discomfort. Being uncomfortable and accepting it is how I define genius.
We can control our creations when we can control our emotions. That is the award. If we can keep this in mind when we feel uncomfortable, we will be able to comprehend what we are doing and why we are doing it, giving the act itself significance and value.
Learning to solve our obstacles from a higher level of consciousness than the consciousness – or unconsciousness – of the life we’ve created (the one we’re trying to improve) is essential to developing the divine part inside. We must have the ability to see challenges as opportunities and tackle them from a higher level of thought if we are to build a new future.
1. What does it mean to be uncomfortable?
Being uncomfortable refers to feeling uneasy or anxious, often caused by an unfamiliar, challenging, or painful situation. It can also refer to feeling out of one’s comfort zone.
2. Can being uncomfortable help us overcome our biases?
Being uncomfortable can help us overcome our biases by exposing us to different perspectives and challenging our assumptions. Engaging in uncomfortable conversations and experiences, we can learn to recognize and confront our biases and develop more inclusive and empathetic attitudes.
3. What are some examples of situations that can make us uncomfortable?
Examples include public speaking, networking events, trying new activities or hobbies, confronting difficult situations or conversations, travelling to new places, and pushing ourselves to meet challenging goals or deadlines.