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Jan 08, 2019 17:23:30

Get uncomfortable

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 265 words | 166🔥 | 166💌

Brandon Wilson

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Yesterday I posted a pic on Instagram of me standing in a cryotherapy tank holding a sign that said #getuncomfortable. If you want to see it, find me on Instagram @Lobacrow.

It is very uncomfortable when the tank cools the air to -281 degrees F, and you stand there wearing only underwear, socks, and gloves for three minutes. But this momentary discomfort leads to many beneficial changes including reduced inflammation, better muscle recovery, improved sleep, improved circulation, weight loss, and other benefits.

For the last few months, I have been focusing on improving my health. I realized that comfort is what got me into trouble. Comfort food. Comfort on the couch. Comfort staying in the physical and mental circle I constructed for myself. 

For people who are unfortunate to live life mostly in a state of discomfort, the moment they have comfort they cherish it. It is valuable to them. For people who are fortunate to live life mostly in a state of comfort, they get used to it. Some might say entitled to it. You have your comfort and you want to keep your comfort. You might avoid even the slightest detour out of the comfort zone.

When we are kids, being uncomfortable is just everyday life. There are always new experiences and changes. As we get older we start to settle into habits and comfort. This is where many of us stop growing and improving.

Take a moment today and get uncomfortable. Try something new. Take a different path. See how it feels. I bet it's not nearly as bad as you imagined.


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    @brandonwilson this is really good. although 281 in either direction gives me feels.

    Kathleen Celmins avatar Kathleen Celmins | Mar 25, 2019 06:58:27
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      @kathleencelmins It sounds worse than it is. I'd rather be in that chamber for 3 minutes than get blasted with cold water for ten seconds.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 25, 2019 07:22:00
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    @brandonwilson <<Get uncomfortable >>, yea! Love the idea! Harder liking it than putting it into action though...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 10, 2019 13:57:48
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    @brandonwilson I like the mentality of getting out of comfort zone. At the same time, I am wondering if we could get comfortable being in changes or uncomfortable.

    Hiro avatar Hiro | Jan 09, 2019 06:32:02
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      @hiro I think getting to a place where you are comfortable with change is healthy. And when the comfort zone expands so that things that were previously uncomfortable are now comfortable it's time to step outside the circle again.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 09, 2019 17:25:42
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      @brandonwilson @hiro <<getting comfortable with being uncomfortable>> LOL, I love that too! I think it does work like that, you may get comfortable with the uncomfortable, while the uncomfortable stays actually uncomfortable. :D

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 10, 2019 14:00:00
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      @hiro @lucjah Wow you went down a rabbit hole on that one!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 10, 2019 17:15:42
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      @brandonwilson @hiro I'm afraid it is "my thing" LOL. (Going down a rabbit hole, not getting uncomfortable :D

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 11, 2019 11:57:28
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    Hey @brandonwilson, love the pic!

    Must take some serious psyching up get in one of those tanks. Digging the mentality that we need to lean into the pain, especially when we know it has long term benefits.

    H Williams avatar H Williams | Jan 08, 2019 21:09:52
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      @hwilliams Thanks, Harry! The first time it was more curiosity than anything and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The second time they went up to level two and whoa. There are five levels, so I can only imagine what it's like full blast.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 09, 2019 17:26:45
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