You made it! You learned about Trait and State Discomfort, journeyed through the Cycle of Discomfort, and learned how Cognitive Distortions and Subjectivity can make everything feel worse. You’ve come a long way, Baby!
I hope you’ll forgive me for subjecting you to all the painful stuff first. I teach this stuff in public classes, and I am completely aware that it can feel exhausting to focus so hard on discomfort. I often hear, “Ok, but how do I stop this thing?” I empathize, I do. But remember, I operate under the belief that awareness and acceptance of the current reality are key to change. That means, I feel obligated to tell you ALL ABOUT how we get to where we are before I offer the solution – even though the solution is also about recognizing all the signs that tell us where we are.
That’s a mouthful.
At any rate. You’re here now.
And here’s the solution: Mindfulness. [Read more…] about Getting Off The Cycle of Discomfort: Mindfulness