I talk quite a bit on my blog about seeking discomfort as a way to push against anxiety, but those posts are always rather lengthy. To approach the same topic in a different, more succinct way, I wrote a poem a month or so ago to try and describe why I think it’s so important to seek new opportunities, including ones that scare you.
into old orbits
for a while
It’s definitely easier to stick to the things you know, but from personal experience and from reading other people’s stories, it seems that most events and successes worth remembering originate from a place of discomfort. I also wanted this poem to touch on the fact that when you are struggling, it can be helpful to confront these feelings through thinking about them and talking to others. This can be a way for you to move forward, rather than getting stuck in the same distressing routines.
Pushing yourself towards the unknown and confronting discomfort is a way we can grow.
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