Do your emotional reactions sometimes surprise you? Are your reactions to people or events over the top? For example, you suddenly feel very sad or angry when someone says something to you, even when part of you realizes it’s out of proportion to what’s going on. Then afterwards, you look for an excuse to justify […]
dealing with discomfort
According to Mental Health America, 19.86% of the adults in the U.S. are experiencing some sort of mental illness in 2022. This equals to about 50 million Americans. Even more alarming, 4.91% are experiencing a severe mental illness. Much of this has been brought on, at least partially, by the recent pandemic, but it has
Do you ever obsess about past blunders? I know I do, more often than I’d like. Revisiting past missteps is something that happens to us all at times. This can be healthy, especially if your purpose is to learn from your errors. But it can be unhealthy when you spend a lot of time thinking
The great thing about the comfort zone is, well, it’s comfortable. While comfortable, it’s more like quicksand, keeping you stuck and never moving forward. You’ll never accomplish anything new or spectacular in a comfortable place. The worst thing about the comfort zone? It breeds complacency and stagnation. As we become comfortable, we resist change and
I think everyone would agree that Navy Seals epitomize peak performance. When former Navy SEAL, Don Shipley, was asked the one key ingredient necessary for graduating from BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal) training he said, “get comfortable being uncomfortable”. In other words, dealing with discomfort was the only way a trainee could become a Navy Seal.