Choose Your Struggle

If you don’t have some sort of regular (preferably daily) practise that involves something that makes you uncomfortable, we believe that you’re behind the 8 ball. ⁣ ⁣ This something can be a whole host of things:⁣ - High effort exercise ⁣ - Cold water exposure (cold shower can be far more practical than an ice bath and can be just as brutal) ⁣ - Sauna / heat exposure ⁣ - Breath hold work that makes you hunger for air ⁣ - Reflecting on the mistakes you’ve made and confronting them ⁣ - Speaking in front of a group of people⁣ - Saying no to the pizza and yes to a steak and veg ⁣ The list can go on and on. And we certainly recommend using as wide of a range as possible. ⁣ ⁣ Life will throw things at you regardless. Little things that piss you off. Bigger things that can cause much more grief. We’ve all experienced different things along the way. ⁣ ⁣ But if you choose your struggle, if you make the conscious decision to dedicate some time to being uncomfortable, other struggles in life seem far less significant. ⁣

Do you think Micky G (our old boy in the video) will be worried about ‘that boss at work’ or ‘that horrible weather’ or ‘a sniffly cold’ ? When you’ve been in situations like this (15cal a minute for 20minutes is damn impressive especially for a bloke in his mid 50s), where all you’re concerned with is your next breath and whether or not your legs will regain function, you learn to appreciate any moment you aren’t feeling like this. ⁣ ⁣ When (not if, when) something then happens that’s outside of your control which makes you uncomfortable (an injury, an illness, an accident, either to you or a loved one), you have set the mechanisms in place to help you deal with the tough situation. ⁣ ⁣ If you wait for your struggle, if you keep yourself in a place of warmth, coziness and comfort, then when that real tough time in life comes around, it will slap you in the face harder than ever. ⁣ ⁣ What are you doing that makes you uncomfortable? ⁣ ⁣ #one22 #uncomfortable

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