Moving Through Discomfort

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Moving Through Discomfort

Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Feelings, Goal-Setting, Relationships, Self-Care 25 May 2016

What exactly does that mean? It means that we push ourselves to do and grow even when we may be uncomfortable with the process of getting there. This can be a difficult task as I have written about this topic in some form or another. However if you are on a personal journey to feel better, do better and want more out of your life than you will find that moving through discomfort is in your best interest. I speak from my own personal and professional experience. I understand the importance of finding a way to get out of my own way so that I can be happy with the relationships in my life.
Once we face our fears they no longer have power over us. Fear and not wanting conflict are normally the reasons that we do not make the changes we need to make in our life. No one likes conflict in any area of their life but especially when it comes to those we love and care about in our life. Conflict requires us to face our fears about what will happen if we confront someone or we decide to change what we are doing in our life.
So change in most cases can be very good, enlightening, healing, empowering and of course terrifying!!! Yet it will feel so worth it because you will no longer feel or be controlled by the “discomfort” in your life. You will be free and feel content regardless of the outcome. You will more than likely feel grateful that you took the risk and thus grew as a person. It can be overwhelming to have to think outside the box per say and to look at your situation in a more global sense. Sometimes things are simple; however when we feel stuck it is not always that simple because our self-defeating/negative thoughts have a tendency to get in the way. So we need to change our thoughts.
Thus the whole concept of getting uncomfortable in order to move forward and feel better about ourselves and our life and to hopefully have more meaningful relationships with others is necessary. We all can have a need to feel safe and want to stay just where we are in our comfortable little world. However we sometimes do not realize that we are not really that happy in our comfortable world we have just told ourselves that so that we don’t have to change our world. I hope that made sense.
There is a saying by Neale Donald Walsch that says “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. This is such a powerful and truthful statement. The theory is you will start living more of your authentic life because you have trusted enough in facing your fears and your discomforts. Every time you face your fears you will feel lighter and essentially be living a more honest life. Everything I write about in these articles is interrelated and you can build on each concept to make adaptations and changes in your life to create freedom and fulfillment.
It takes time and patience to move through discomfort and come out on the other side. When the time is right everything will be right with your world. Believe that all things are possible and that you are worth it!!! So Get Uncomfortable and Live Better.

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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