Most of the time, we tend to be very stressed and worn out with uncomfortable things like facing tremendous trials, failures and disappointments. We feel uneasy with situations we are undertaking that could result in poor performance and unproductiveness. I used to be like that especially when odds were against me and my great plans. Disappointment comes fast, and it leads to more and more disappointments. I was bothered by what to do and how to overcome the obstacles. I thought about a lot of things to overcome this situation, but nothing worked until a friend of mine told me that I’ll never overcome it if I don’t embrace the things that makes me uneasy and uncomfortable. It took me a moment to absorb that and realize that he was right. I had to embrace the uncomfortable zone and get comfortable with it.
I did give time to discover ways to be able to properly handle uncomfortable zones. Below are the 7 ways to overcome uncomfortable zone and be able to embrace them according to one of the most known strong and hard-to-pull down person , Green Beret Jason Van Camp.
1. START EMBRACING UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES:
The first step will always be the hardest task: accept the uncomfortable. To overcome the war against uncomfortability, one must show up and outwit your own uneasy zones. Stand and make your firm decision to overcome it and your job is halfway done.
When giving up comes as your option, always remind yourself that you already committed yourself for this and there is no turning back.
2. IF YOU FOUND NO RESULTS FOR QUITE SOME TIME, DON’T GIVE UP
For some time you might be seeing no firm results. You might think of quitting and giving up. Well, it’s always part of the process and its okay but I challenge you to continue. Your mind might be struggling for now but soon , as you see the results you’re doing today, you’ll be more than conqueror – brave and strong – when you face the same situation in the future.
3. GO OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
In the road to be confident over the situations that make you feel uneasy, there will always be times where you’ll encounter things you’ve never done before. But don’t worry, just do it.
All you have to do is pretend to know things. Just act as if you’ve done all these things before. Yes, it may sound unpleasing and you may feel fear, but you just have to enjoy the moment now. If you let the fear dominate you, you steal from yourself the chance to grow and learn from it.
4. Embrace the unpleasing.
When unpleasant things comes up again, receive it as a blessing for you to overcome. Instead of murmuring and complaining to the situation at hand, you have to deal with it despite its horrible effect that the situation had done before. Embrace your situation now and deal with it with wit and wisdom.
5. Choose you inner circle. Be united with people with the same mindset
Open yourself to individuals with the same mindset. They will be able to help you. Not because you choose them for this purpose, but because they already faced similar situations and now they can share their knowledge. These people will serve as your guides as you take one step at a time in your journey.
6. Evaluate yourself and know the areas where you improved
Evaluate yourself from the moment you choose to overcome your uncomfortable zone until this very day. See how you improved. Think of how you reacted to a specific situation and how you handle it. You’ve improved a lot. You know it because your fruit or your result says it all. You just have to continue improving and never stop learning.
7. Work it over again
You’ve improved well enough, right. So what’s now? Will you stop? Well, No. You have to go over and over again. Go out of your comfort zone regularly. Try new things. Small things. A new recipe, talk with a stranger, ask for a matcha tea instead of coffee in your favorite coffee shop. Learning continuously and repetitively will make you strong and confident to face any kind of situation.
And you? What you usually do to ovecome uncomfortable situations? Stephen Kavalkovich have some great tips about will power and behavior changes on his article at broadside.com.