Indulgent to unwanted but need to allow feelings


Hi Brooke!

I’ve noticed through my homework this month that almost all my unintentional models have indulgent feelings. It took me a little while to realize that I don’t have to go from indulgent feeling to feeling I want to feel for every intentional model. Now I’m working on asking myself if it is more helpful to go from an indulgent feeling to an unwanted feeling I need to allow.

For example, I’m trying to practice allowing myself to feel discomfort. Is it a good idea to practice feeling discomfort with the thought of doing something before actually doing it? When I make plans to do something uncomfortable I make excuses and noticing myself go straight to buffering. Is there a way to ease into it or should I just suck it up and do the uncomfortable thing?

I now know on an intellectual level that feeling discomfort is my guide to what I’m supposed to be doing, but I’m struggling with actually taking action from a place of discomfort.