Most of us tend to avoid uncomfortable situations like the plague.
We don’t like to be put in uncomfortable positions, because most of the time we don’t see the benefit.
But when you push your boundaries a little bit, you’re getting out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself to grow and improve!
Here are 9 uncomfortable habits you should get into:
1) Start Being Honest.
Being honest to someone in your life is sometimes easier said than done. It can be hard to just come right out and say it. So why not write it? Write down how you feel in a letter and be brave enough to give it to the person it’s for.
2) Set a Budget.
Keep track of your money where you can. Whether that be a quick stop at the drive through or a big purchase like a new TV, be sure to know where your money is going. Carry cash with you, so that you might think twice about spending unnecessarily when you’re reaching into your pocket. This way you’ll even be able to pay off any debt you might have!
3) Eat Healthier.
It can be hard and downright uncomfortable to eat health sometimes. It limits you in a lot of ways and can be more expensive in some situations. But think of all the benefits in the end! You’ll be healthier both physically and mentally. Focus on the vegetables and lean meats and you’ll end up feeling a million times better.
4) Do the Impossible.
We often don’t achieve our goals because in order to get there, we have to get out of our comfort zone. Setting goals that may seem difficult at the time and pushing yourself to get there might be uncomfortable in the short term, but incredibly rewarding in the long term. You’ll be able to achieve anything you put your mind to with that way of thinking!
5) Commit to One Thing.
Trying to do too much at once can be overwhelming. Figure out what it is you want first and go from there! Pick something you love and dedicate yourself to mastering that one thing. It might be uncomfortable, but it will be worth it in the end once you’ve mastered what you put your mind to.
6) Ask Questions.
Don’t just accept everything you hear. Ask questions and seek answers! There is a side to every story, so try to ask questions and find out all angles.
7) Wake Up Early.
It can be tough to be an early riser and not all of us like to do it. But there are tons of benefits to waking up early. Not only will you have more time to yourself, but you’ll get to enjoy the silence of the morning.
8) Track your Meals.
It can be hard to keep track of what you put into your body, but it can make a world of a different. Using a fitness tracker will put into perspective what kind of harm you might be doing to your body without even realizing it!
9) Public Speaking.
This is probably the most uncomfortable of all. No one likes public speaking and it can be absolutely terrifying. But this is actually a great way to improve your communication skills! Don’t be afraid to get up there and speak publically. The reward is greater than your fear of it!