6 Strategies to Help Embrace Discomfort and Challenges

We all know that life is full of challenges we can’t control, and dealing with challenges and new learning can be uncomfortable.

 

But why embrace discomfort and challenges?

 

How is that different than just “sucking it up” and powering through?

 

Embracing discomfort and challenge makes it easier to find the joy in what ever journey of learning that we’ve been given.

It helps you shift into claiming your power to ask, try and do instead of being a victim of circumstance.

Instead of gritting our teeth and bearing the negative, we can relax into acceptance and find the positive.

How do you make the switch?

Try using these mindset shifts as you allow yourself to practice embracing discomfort and find joy in the learning journey.  

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Master the Magical 15 Minutes

 

Do you need:

  • A boost for your creative practice and confidence?
  • A spark for your creativity?
  • A tip for beginning to learn something new?
  • A trick for getting unstuck?
  • A method to postpone procrastination?
  • A tool to help your kids with learning something difficult?
  • A self-administered kick in the pants to just get on with a dreaded task?

Just last week Suzi Colpa and I were discussing these ideas with a group of women who attended our Tea and Tales event.    

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Seasons of a Self-directed Learning Journey

Ukulele and music for Turn turn turn. LisaNalbone.com

 

To everything (turn, turn, turn)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)

And a time to every purpose, under heaven….

 

This photo from 4 years ago turned up in my Facebook timeline this morning.

 

Learning to play ukulele, playing and singing with other people, has been a challenging and rewarding self-directed learning project for me. And there have been seasons – when I first started I was excitedly practicing every day and meeting with my mostly homeschool mom friends weekly with our matching blue dolphin ukes. We went to Uke Festivals and workshops. I was so excited I wrote a song and created a photo series I call Dr. Uke says…to show what songs I was working on and how I was feeling.

The group was evolved.

I started working on other projects and  my mom’s illness progressed.

The season and my learning journey shifted.   

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