We Can Do Hard Things
The awesome Glennon Doyle, author of the book: Untamed, has a new podcast named We Can Do Hard Things.
This is something I encourage my clients with all the time - and that got me thinking if we know we can do hard things, why don't we? The answer is simple ladies.
It’s scary to be out of our comfort zone.
As you know, I’m a health coach, so feeling strong and fit is part of my daily life. Recently, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and attend a more full-on cardio-type class - something I haven’t done in quite some time (I love the slower pace and mindfulness I get with yoga).
New is scary. Different is scary. Discomfort is scary.
Of course, we can all be hesitant about the unknown. Anything new requires adjustment and adaptation. And it can feel like hard work.
Staying in the familiar and having a routine is easy (and I’m a big believer in routine!). But something we can become so used to doing what we know that we don’t stop to question things.
I mean doing the same things makes us feel good right! And there can be merit in retaining info and staying in situations we already know.
Familiarity helps us stay focused and helps maintain a structure that is important in our everyday life.
However, taking ourselves outside our comfort zone is crucial if we want to keep growing and progressing as human beings. Remember, it is ONLY by doing hard things that we grow.
Hard things are put in our way not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.
Have you noticed that whenever you overcome something, you feel good?
The bigger the challenge, the more proud you are of yourself.
More so, the harder the problem, the more accomplished you feel that you overcame it.
You see, going outside your comfort zone enables you to do more. To be more. To have more.
Challenges show you parts of you that you didn't know existed.
You’ll start to notice that you want to try newer, bigger, and scarier things. And that is the sign of growth.
“Your life's course will not be determined by doing the things that you are certain you can do. Those are the easy things. It will be determined by whether you try the things that are hard.”
- Sheryl Sandberg
Whether it’s your health, relationships, mentality or spirituality, you need to put in the work and do hard things. For example, if you’ve neglected your health, make a commitment to nourish your body, starting now.
Make time to meditate. It’s the easiest thing in the world yet so many of my clients resist and all you need to do is sit, close your eyes and breathe….even just for 2 minutes.
There is so much worth in doing scary, hard, and challenging things.
And there is NO such a thing as failing. Only learning. Take an honest look back at your life and tell me, when have you actually ever failed? You haven’t. Not once. Not ever.
Now I’m encouraging you to be brave. Find something scary and challenging to do. Grab a friend and get out, push yourself and test yourself and do something hard.
And if you or anyone you love are struggling with losing weight, lack of energy or digestive issues then let’s chat because poor gut health might be the suspect!
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