“I’ve realized that changing my habits doesn’t have to feel comfortable,’ a friend of mine recently wrote. “It doesn’t have to be fun. it’s just necessary if I want to reap the benefits of healthier habits. And when I can see that discomfort as leading to what I want, it becomes a valued discomfort.”
A valued discomfort.
I’ve been turning that phrase over in my my head all week.
When we experience discomfort, we often take that as a sign that something is wrong. But sometimes discomfort is a sign that we’re doing something right.
What might be possible if you started to distinguish between discomfort that has value and the kind that doesn’t? If you started to welcome (or at least tolerate) the discomfort that’s necessary to create the future you want for yourself?
What If you got better at choosing your discomfort?