Benefits of habit “Practice voluntary discomfort “

✓ Develops self-control
✓ Develops stress management
✓ Teaches to appreciate comfort
✓ Increases your will

First step:

1 thing this week


✓ This week do one uncomfortable thing
✓ Next week do two uncomfortable things
✓ Keep think of and increasing the uncomfortable things, until you’re satisfied that your willingness to endure has increased sufficiently

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Try making these discomforting choices a sort of ritual. Do it at the same time, prepare the clothing in advance if you have to. A routine will develop this way and hence – a habit.
✓ Trigger your mind. As said before, lay out your clothes, don’t buy certain food items, pack up your umbrella somewhere hard to find. Don’t let your brain reach for it.
✓ Let the app help. The day before or morning before you leave, this app can help you remember it’s your “uncomfortable” day. Just set the reminder.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone 10 times out of your comfort zone, reward yourself by staying it and having a nice meal or a movie night. See how your practiced discomfort allows you to focus and enjoy the little comforts you create yourself.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Set yourself a goal. What kind of things you need willingness to do? Are they chores or repetitive tasks that bore you? Do you need willingness to start or to keep going? Set yourself goals for what you’re practicing and choose your discomforting actions accordingly.
✓ Do not overdo it. Don’t catch a cold, don’t get malnourished. Don’t stress yourself too much and know your limits.