It’s commonly talked about that reducing stress is a crucial part of attaining or maintaining your health.
But what if I told you there’s a kind of stress that’s actually really beneficial?
It’s self-imposed stress – stress that you choose to undergo by putting yourself outside of your comfort zone. It’s growth-based stress.
For example, let’s say you’re highly introverted and you choose to do a public speaking engagement. That's going to cause you a significant amounts of stress, but the growth you will experience from it is absolutely beneficial.
It is essential for your growth as an individual to choose to put yourself in these types of situations, situations that force you to overcome fear and move toward discomfort.
For many people that walk through our doors here at Empowered Fitness, it’s a scary experience, particularly for those who haven’t been consistent with their training. It can feel intimidating, but the growth experience of choosing to step outside of your comfort zone is second to none.
Can you think of an experience in your life you’ve been avoiding because it’s uncomfortable?
Now, imagine how you’ll grow and how your life can change if you embrace that self-imposed stress.
I’d love for you to comment below with what comes up for you!