We’re learning how to stay comfortable with being uncomfortable.
It’s a critical life skill, especially for children learning it’s OK to have hard days. It’s OK to be in new situations that make you nervous or unsettled. If “comfortable” is the test of whether we should do some new thing, travel somewhere, or befriend new people, we’d never leave the couch.
But what if we all learned to embrace discomfort? Instead of freaking out and doing whatever it takes to feel comfortable again, we realize we can grown in our comfort with discomfort.
I’m learning this more and more and finding a new strength when I feel uncomfortable.