Stepping Into Discomfort & Building Confidence

August 13, 2018

As human beings, we’ve evolved to crave comfort and settle in to what we know.

Our comfort zone, however, is not where life-changing shifts are made.  In order to do that, we have to get very comfortable being uncomfortable.  

I recently surveyed my Room to Grow Podcast Facebook group and one of the big stressors that popped up among the responses was not knowing how to get uncomfortable, and how to be OK with sitting in discomfort and not choosing to numb ourselves to it.

Talking about this stuff totally fires me up, because discomfort is where we grow.  It’s where we build confidence, and discomfort is a tool at our disposal that we can use to take action on the things that we’re scared to do.

If you want to be successful, chances are you’re going to have to jump before you’re ready, stretch your limitations, and push you to places you never thought you would end up, and all of it will build self trust, confidence and resilience that will prepare you for repeated trips to uncomfortable places.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Potential side effects of discomfort
  • Examples of how you can step into discomfort and make it work to your advantage
  • How putting yourself into these positions leads to more joy in our lives
  • Putting yourself on the hook and keeping promises to yourself

You’ll leave this episode refreshed with a renewed sense of trust in yourself to handle whatever life has to throw at you, and the tools that will lead you to success and confidence in all areas of your life, whether it’s your health, nutrition, lifestyle, or business.


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Have questions about how getting uncomfortable can actually help you in your health journey?  Book a FREE 30 minute call with me! I’ll bring my tea, you bring your beverage of choice (coffee, tea, kombucha, wine?!), and we’ll come up with some strategies to get you on track and finally feeling like a  confident badass, comfortable in your own skin and excited about how you eat, move and live!

I only open up a handful of these spots each month and they don’t last long.  Check out my calendar to book your call here!

And, join the party!  Did you know about the Room to Grow Podcast Facebook group?  It’s the community I’ve created for like-minded women who want to grow and learn from each other, and we even have a bi-monthly book club.  I pop in daily with strategies, tips, trainings and sometimes even bring guests live into the group.  See you in there! 

Plus, it would mean so much if you would take a screenshot of the podcast share on social media!  Be sure to tag me over on Instagram @emilygoughcoach so that I can get to know you a little better and thank you in real life ?


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