Expand Your Comfort Zone in 6 Steps

The biggest limiting factor for most people is avoiding discomfort at all costs. If you could handle discomfort better, you would never procrastinate, never quit a diet, exercise every day, and complete everything you ever wanted to accomplish. You would most likely live a much more exciting life.

Follow this process to become more comfortable with discomfort and set yourself free:
  • Start with something that’s difficult, but not too difficult.
  • Start slowly. You can always add a little bit of time or extra challenge each week.
  • Push through a little discomfort. Avoid letting yourself quit anything the first time you get the urge to stop.
  • Observe your discomfort. By simply observing and not becoming emotionally involved with your discomfort, you’ll likely notice that your discomfort lessens.
  • When the going gets rough, take a deep breath and force yourself to smile.
  • Continue to push a little further the next time. Each time you work through a little more discomfort, it gets easier.