What will this feel like tomorrow?

What is it?

“What will this feel like tomorrow?” is a question to ask yourself when faced with an uncomfortable choice.

Stop to ask this question before you choose the action, and spend some time pondering your answer.

If you feel that how you…


“You are the average of the five people closest to you.”

I’m not certain that this quote was meant to be used when discussing your ability to be resilient but it fits well.

What I have found out from my interviews with people who have embraced the uncomfortable and come…


Building resilience isn’t an easy task and like any type of training it takes repetition and consistent practice. If you stop exercising you start to become unfit. The same is true of resilience, if you stop practicing being resilient you slowly lose your skills.

Last week we talked about the…


To be a resilient human means to be able to navigate and recover quickly from challenging situations.

No matter how hard you try to avoid them, life has a habit of placing challenging situations in our path. …


Life is full on!

We all have heaps of things pulling on our time and attention every day. Usually our days seem full as we shift our attention from one thing to another.

No matter how many things we have going on in our day to day lives, there always…


After you’ve made the decision to participate in an event, the hardest part is sticking to the training and new way of doing things. This could be learning a new skill, eating healthier, or training for an event. …


Scary skydive

Understanding that Uncomfortable situations and feelings are OK and normal, and actually taking action despite them are two very different things. It’s difficult for us to take action if we are in the middle of this discomfort, especially if we haven’t trained ourselves to do so. As we gradually train…


When we begin to train ourselves to get out of our comfort zones often the first thing that we notice is that we start to feel anxious about what we are going to do. We may not be fully aware of the anxiety, but often we will experience physical symptoms…


Each of us has a comfort zone. Mine is different to yours, yours is different to your neighbours. In fact no two people will have the exact same comfort zone. The interesting thing is that our comfort zones will change over time based on our thoughts, actions, experiences, and skillsets…


Recently I spoke with Anna Guenther, CEO and chief bubble blower of PledgeMe, a New Zealand based crowdfunding platform “helping Kiwis fund the things they care about”. I’d been wanting to chat with Anna for quite a while, her name was on the “potential awesome podcast guests” list that I…

Chris Desmond

Podcast host at Uncomfortable is OK. Thought explorer. Physiotherapist. Life Athlete. Curious

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