get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested.  Have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect, nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.
—  Katie Couric
I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.
—  Kristin Armstrong
I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.
—  Kristin Armstrong
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He turned her around, still holding her tightly against him. ‘Where’s logic in that, Fern? You’ve already impressed me, and you didn’t even need to be half-naked for that’.

‘Are you trying to say I am being stupid?’ she rebutted, feeling somehow offended by his reaction. She did all of this for him after all.

‘No, I’m trying to say I’m not comfortable with you being uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I am a dude, I always appreciate a certain state of undress but I’m not comfortable with at least five guys salivating at you right now’.

Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.
—  Katie Couric
I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.

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If you want to look like an athlete you must TRAIN LIKE AN ATHLETE!

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I jumped in on the @nineinnovations Athlete’s training session this morning and absolutely loooved the fact that @dose_9 did not adjust the weights for little ol’ NiqNiq, being the only girl. I trained with the same weights as the football and baseball guys. 

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 62lb kettlebell swings Double-banded Bridges Woodway Curve Sprints 160lb sled bounds —�5 rounds 

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Now I don’t know if he likes to test my strength and will power to see if I’ll back down and change my weights, or he really knows how strong i am😉😉either way NIQNIQ GETS IT DONE! Great workout Dose To my Queens… if you really want to transform your bodies YOU HAVE TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE! And by uncomfortable I mean..you have to lift the heavy weights, try the challenging exercises, run faster, run longer, use more power in your movements, etc etc!!! 

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It’s in these uncomfortable training sessions that your body is forced to adjust to what you’re asking it to do. The body is such a beautifully brilliant vessel that when you lift heavier it builds the muscle to eventually make the lifting easier. When you run longer and faster your muscles, lungs, and heart adjust to help you recover faster and gives you room to push even harder.

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You just have to let your body be the amazing creation that it is. Train your MIND to be fearless in your workouts! Try it all! 

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Ok so, on today’s run when I wanted to never run again…. I decided I need to have a mantra for this marathon.


Lately I’ve been telling myself to “ GET COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE!!!”


But id like a few more floating in my brain/ to write on my arms in NYC.


Anyone have a good one they would like to share???

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Getting over fears is not as scary as you think! :-)

Importance of getting over fears - Being able to conquer your fears gives you a sense of confidence, motivation, productivity, satisfaction, pride, and it empowers you to do bigger things. You grow with each fear you conquer and you realize you have a lot of potential in you that you never knew you had. You may even procrastinate less because you get over the dread and fear of big projects and studying. And it’s not the end result that makes you proud, it’s all about the effort and mental strength you put in along the way that’s rewarding.  

1 | Realize how much power you’ve given to your fear - The first step is to realize you actually want to conquer them instead of allowing them to set limits on how you live. Fear is disabling, but it doesn’t have to be. Think about how your fears prevent you from doing something you actually want to do. For example, I used to be afraid of turning on gas stoves and I couldn’t cook meals as conveniently in college like everyone else because of it. I hated it, accepted it, and thought there was just no way around that fear. However, I realized that you have to learn to control the fear instead of letting it control you. Set each fear you want to get over as a goal to accomplish. Make a list and make the effort to cross them off.  But how do you gain the courage to “just do it”? (tip: saying “YOLO” actually does help a little, or things like “TODAY’S THE DAY, FOLKS” when you feel like making it happen.)

2 | Change the way you think about the fear – Fear is all in your mindset. In my psych classes, I learned about cognitive therapy and how it aims to change distorted thinking and alter behavior. I connected that type of therapy to how we think about fears and how it negatively affects our behaviors. Phobias are irrational so it helps to change that thinking into something more rational by reminding yourself of more realistic thoughts. For my gas stove fear, I repeatedly told myself that I’ve seen my housemates turn it on a hundred times and nothing ever goes wrong when they do it. When I feared dogs, I repeatedly reminded myself that they won’t hurt me because the dogs seemed fine around other people. And if your own words don’t help you, I have found quotes (mostly on tumblr) to be extremely helpful tips/advice/wisdom in making me change my point of view on fear. Write them down, put them on your wall, have a collection of them on your blog, or just keep them in mind.  

Here are my top favorites that I found most helpful.

“If you can’t beat fear, then just do it scared.” – Glennon D. Melton

“So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.” – Kristin Armstrong

3 | Baby steps - Face fears gradually and in small doses. A helpful phrase I learned in my psychology classes is “systematic desensitization,” which is basically a way of progressively exposing yourself to what you’re scared of and learning to relax and get used to your phobia. Here’s how it helped me personally. My fear of dogs has kept me out of my friends’ houses for a very long time and one day I decided to just step in. Of course, that involved a lot of anxiety. Usually, if I got anxious, I would just leave within the first 5 minutes. However, for once, I let myself stay there until I got calm, which took about 15 minutes before I was able to be okay in the same room as the dog. I saw that the dog was no threat to my personal safety, but I still was scared to touch it. My friend helped me hold onto the dog so it wouldn’t make sudden movements and told me to just touch it with one finger, and I did. A few minutes later, I was able to use my entire hand to pet the dog, and then within an hour, I grew to really like this specific dog. One year later, I’m extremely fond of big, fluffy dogs, but mostly because I was so proud of myself for facing that fear. I’m still working on getting comfortable with smaller dogs and other animals, but I’ve come a long way! Anxiety is no joke, I get it, and it’s tougher for some than others, so only push yourself a little bit at a time & at a pace you’re comfortable with There are days where you’re simply not ready to take on a fear, and that’s okay! It’s always okay to take it slow!

4 | Keep track of your progress, failures, and successes - Writing down your fears as goals, identifying why you’re scared, and developing a plan to work on that fear helps improve the chances of you actually completing them and trust me, it’s gratifying to reflect on how far you’ve come and how much you’ve changed. It’s all up to you on whether you want to record your progress in a bullet journal, a diary, a blog, or just a sticky note, but having it down somewhere is key!  I received a copy of Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You by Robie Rogge as a gift this year. It’s a cute little journal that has a lot of helpful quotes and room on each page to write down the date you did something scary and what scary thing you did. It’s definitely worth checking out! I don’t write in it every day, but I do write in it every time I conquered a fear, whether big or small, and I love looking back at how many pages I’ve filled out and how I can’t wait to add more milestones to my journal.

5 | The biggest fear to work on is the fear of getting over fears -  Once you’re not scared to conquer fears, then you’ve become truly fearless in any challenge. And to do so, you just have to do it. Each fear you get over accumulates in developing stronger, more open, and confident mindset and positively redefines who you are! You are capable and you have the potential!  

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.” - Virgil Thomson  

Disclaimer: These tips might not be for everyone, but they worked for me, so I hope it helps others grow too! :-)  I understand that working on things that give you anxiety is not easy, so this post is not to say you can brush fears off like it’s a piece of cake because it’s really not that simple, or else I wouldn’t have spent 20 years of my life being afraid of twenty gazillion things. People are works in progress and hopefully this post motivates you to make some progress, even if it’s just a little!

Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades, bumps, and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested. Have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect, nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.
—  Katie Couric

anonymous asked:

73 for Connor

73: I’m pregnant. 


You fidgeted in bed, although every move you made sent a wave of nausea through you, trying to get comfortable. Being in your third trimester, things were beginning to get uncomfortable. Your ankles were swelling, your boobs and back ached, you were constantly fatigued and the constant pressure on your bladder had you going to the bathroom frequently. 

All and all you felt like shit. 

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If you wanna grow and get to the next level in life it’s gonna require you to step out of the ordinary and do something new and possibly scary.

Life Tipping Advice:
This week find one area of life where you want to grow and then find a way to challenge yourself in that area. How can you grow? Let go of something? Move up in life? You gotta get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Some qualities of good listeners

• They’re present.
When you’re fully aware in the moment, you’re more likely to retain what you’re hearing and respond with more authenticity.
• They’re empathetic.
Understanding another person’s experience even before you talk to them can help you connect with them.
• They realize their shortcomings.
Accepting yourself is key to being a good listener.
• They have an open mind.
Great listeners know that every conversation they have isn’t going to resolve a larger issue – but it puts them one step closer to understanding the people they communicate with on a daily basis.
• They’re emotionally intelligent.
Having awareness of our emotions and the emotions of those around us can help enhance any interaction – especially when it comes to listening.
• They pose significant questions.
The ability to provide thought-provoking feedback is one of the best ways to show you’re engaged in what the other person has to say.
• They’re not on the defensive.
Effective listeners don’t block out negative criticism. Instead, they listen and develop an understanding of what the person is trying to convey before responding.
• They’re OK with being uncomfortable.
Effective listeners also embrace every emotion during conversations – even feelings of discomfort or anger. You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable,
• They’re good leaders.
There is a direct correlation between strong leadership and strong listening skills.

Source: Lindsay Holmes, Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post