Major life transitions are uncomfortable. They don’t come easy. And while our impulse may be to avoid our discomfort altogether, that avoidance will keep us stuck.
- A natural element of changes/transitions is discomfort.
- Focusing our attention on the positive outcomes of our actions helps us further build our sense of self-efficacy.
- A resilient mindset offers a strong platform to address future changes/transitions.
- Choose role-models that exhibit the behaviors that we need to learn and observe their approach.
- Maintaining a balanced diet, www.choosemyplate.org, to help minimize the physical discomfort of negative emotions.
- Find an individual from history who models resilience and self-efficacy and read about them.
Things to Limit
- Masking your discomfort by not addressing it.
- Withdrawing from your surroundings.
- Delaying action until the “right time."
In conclusion, living with discomfort is a natural result of changes/transitions. Addressing it is a component of developing a resilient mindset. Resilient living results in growing from adversity.
Quote of the Week
Our finest moments most often occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. It is only in such moments, propelled by discomfort,
that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways of truer answers.”
- M. Scott Peck
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