Do you chase comfort like a drug?
Do you seek comfort over growth? Ease over accomplishment?
Wanting to feel comforted can be addicting. I was addicted to comfort. I thought that was the secret to happiness; to feel safe, sheltered and protected. I tried to make everything in my life easy. I arranged a short commute to work, I limited activities, and championed saying “no” to people. I thought that made me a strong boundary setter.
I didn’t want too much on my plate. I wanted to reduce stress. But what I was doing was hiding.
I was uneasy. I sought ease, yet it was out of reach. I obsessed over comfort, but was uncomfortable. I was not happy. Why was I not happy? Because I was ignoring my inner voice, my intuition and my soul’s constant nudging. Do you feel something missing in your life? Is ease and comfort just out of your reach? Do you feel that you are not living up to your potential?
I wasn’t living to my soul’s potential. Hiding away and shrinking from challenges does not help you grow. You can ask, why do you want to grow? Because your soul craves it. Because bravery is rewarded. I know this from experience.
Do something that scares you each day. Accept a challenge. Say YES instead of no. Do the opposite of what you usually do. The world opens up to us when we do these things. New people walk into your life. New opportunities appear. And you grow. And you discover what it means to really live life from a place of passion instead of a place of fear.
There’s more to this life than you know, and you will never know if you keep yourself small. When you decide to take a leap of faith and live for you and your inner self, the wonders of life will be revealed to you. And it is nothing short of magic. Life is amazing when you embrace it and embrace the inner you.
I have a chronic, potentially debilitating arthritic condition. Some people when announcing their conditions may say, “I suffer from (insert condition here).” I don’t like to use the phrase, “I suffer from…” because number one, I don’t want to identify as someone who suffers and I don’t want to manifest future suffering.
The truth is that I have psoriatic arthritis, which causes inflammation in my body resulting in swollen joint tissue, join pain and stiffness and inflamed skin.
I am trying a new product today. I can say I’ve tried everything, well maybe not everything, but I have tried a lot.
I’ve used turmeric, essential oils, I’ve consumed copious amounts of cilantro and tried the Move Free supplements brand and the Osteo Bio-Flex brand. I tried eating only organic foods and using only organic products. I went vegan, I went dairy free and gluten free but yet I still cannot unscrew the lid off of a pickle jar.
I will always have sore fingers and toes I suppose, and will be achy and stiff when I get out of bed or out of a chair. And there are levels to pain and stiffness. It used to be a lot worse.
I have had some relief with Methotrexate. I can jog now, whereas a few months ago, I couldn’t walk two blocks without considerable pain in my right foot.
Today I am taking It Works! Relief.
I hope It Works! I’ve tried their cleanse and lost weight on it, so I have confidence in this brand.
I have heard great things about it and am looking forward to opening pickle jars all over my kitchen.
I will let you know how it goes.
If there is one thing I know about, it is CHANGE.
Life has gifted me many changes and several of those I have implemented myself.
I also had the fortune of being introduced to Life Coaching, and it has literally CHANGED my life for the better. I am in charge of my life, I live with purpose and I embrace and champion change like nobody’s business.
In the words of REO Speedwagon:
“So if you’re tired of the same old story,
Oh, turn some pages
I will be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes, yeah, yeah”
This is what I offer to you. If you are ready to roll with the changes, send me an email and we can work together to make those changes you have been thinking about, or perhaps you need help navigating the changes that life has provided to you. Life is a challenge. Life is uneasy, exciting and is mostly a gift. Everything you encounter is there to help you grow and be the person you are meant to me.
Easy isn’t always the way.
Comfort isn’t the goal.
Life is supposed to uneasy.
That is why Yoga is so important to me.
Yoga teaches us to breathe into discomfort.
I used to think comfort was a goal.
I recently attended a women’s workshop and as we went around the room and stated our personal wants and desires I heard most of the women say they desire to be “at ease” with themselves.
I say the ease comes after a regular and consistent practice of exposing yourself to uneasiness.
The ease comes after the challenge, after the discomfort.
If you want to feel comfortable, then embrace uncomfortableness.
If you want to relax, then challenge yourself. You are not going to get to ease and comfort before you get through challenge and discomfort.
If you are ready to make a change and add some challenges to your life, check out my offerings or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org