I read an article about how fear of discomfort restricting enjoying life by Leo Babuta, the full article can be found here.
Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more.
Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort.
Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone.
And most people don’t like discomfort. They run from it. It’s not fun, so why do it?
The problem is that when you run from discomfort all the time, you are restricted to a small zone of comfort, and so you miss out on most of life.
I am the queen of avoiding things and I do it because of discomfort and pain. Discomfort can cause intense emotional pain for me sometimes…
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