Voluntary Discomfort

Do you subject yourself to voluntary discomfort? If so, in what ways? I've personally started doing the following:
>Cold Showers
>Switching to a flip phone
>Sleeping on the floor

I'm interested in adding more to this list, looking for ideas based on what others are doing

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spend a lot of time outdooras during the summer for work. Dont use air conditioning if you are already warmed up from a day of work. After a shower is acceptable, but Ill spend all day in 100f heat and then just drive home windows down no AC. Feels good

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yeah, if I didn't have roomates something I'd like to do is only keep my house above the minimum temperature so the pipes don't burst, I don't use AC in my car during the summer either, all windows down plus sunroof everytime

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Turn off the AC and open a window. In the humid summers of the Northeast, it's hell on some days.
    During the winter, I'll leave my windows open and wear shorts.
    Cold showers, of course.
    Denying myself basic comforts from new shoes to varied meals.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sleeping on the floor with only thin cotton fabrics for bedding allows your body to “ground” itself allowing for a much more comfortable sleep. Animals do the same thing in order to balance the magnetism of their bodies, humans can’t really and don’t do this often because of shoes and rubber surfaces. Touch the ground, it’ll make you feel better.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like pseudoscience.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. insulated
        Go walk around barefoot outside for 5 minutes and see how you feel

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No source

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I work in electronics with a direct connection to ground most of the day, it is pseudoscience. Or placebo.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Which is more likely:
          >feels good to walk bare footed because its a new and novel experience, also what 99% of our ancestors did, therefore its p much in our genes
          OR
          >feels good to walk bare footed because of some frequencies and signals the earth is sending you through your feet

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ancestors didn't have asphalt. but yes nr1 is more likely

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        all the surfaces in our homes and streets are anything but natural. have fun fucking up your back on asphalt/straight floors.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao fuck off livernonce

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Sleeping on the floor with only thin cotton fabrics for bedding allows your body to “ground” itself allowing for a much more comfortable sleep
      Your floor isn't electrically grounded, dumb gay

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do my grocery shopping with a bike and trailer over using my car on days it isn't raining. I'd do it in the rain if it wasn't an actual hazard to my life with the way people drive.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why yes I do

    >still don't drive a car because I'm too anxiety-filled, which negatively affects most aspects of my life like my main hobby
    >still live with parents which I hate but too self-conscious to let others see my pathetic life
    >have horrific job I want to kms every day going to but too anxiety-ridden and lacking confidence to try to get a job

    Do these count as voluntary discomfort? I'm 30 lol.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >voluntary discomfort?
      Nope, it's involuntary discomfort due to you not wanting to get out of your comfort zone. Get therapy, get fit, touch grass, have sex, etc, etc, etc

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No lol that’s clearly just staying in your comfort zone and then mistaking how much you hate yourself for it as you being outside of your comfort zone

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >mistaking how much you hate yourself for it as you being outside of your comfort zone
        i dont understand

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon. You aren't doing anything discomforting because you aren't pushing any boundaries.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            no they don't count, they're problems you need to deal with. The other stuff are decisions that fit outside the norm of what one might do.

            You've never had a car,moved out, gotten a good job, so thats just the fucking norm, you don't have another baseline. Making literally any decision to change that would put you on the board or at least make you somewhat human.

            It would be nice if I wasn't severely mentally ill and could get the motivation, confidence, and courage to do even a single solitary thing.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              If you keep waiting for motivation, confidence, and courage to do even a single solitary thing to come to you, it won't. It hasn't come in your 30 years of life up until this point.

              If YOU don't find the confidence, motivation and courage within yourself, you won't get it.

              And you can get therapy for your mental health, along with ancillary stuff like exercise and meditation.

              >You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I think that's the biggest problem, I can't make the confidence motivation and courage come. I've been a loser my entire life. I really don't have anything to look forward to or any goals to want to attain...

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                pathetic

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You can make it come, you just don't know how to it yet. There are many, many resources online that you can search, like "how to get discipline" "guide to self-improvement" etc, etc.

                You as a human can do it, and the resources are there. As the horse, it is your call to drink the water or not.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Idk how you do it man, I just know I can't do it for you.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              [...]

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >motivation
              cringe, be like me, self induced insanity and obsession with cardio and lifting

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no they don't count, they're problems you need to deal with. The other stuff are decisions that fit outside the norm of what one might do.

      You've never had a car,moved out, gotten a good job, so thats just the fucking norm, you don't have another baseline. Making literally any decision to change that would put you on the board or at least make you somewhat human.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When people say make yourself uncomfortable they do not mean sleep on a floor with no blanket.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I jerk off with sandpaper sometimes but I'm into the pain and blood.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Cold Showers
    this actually gives me comfort and improves my cardiovascular health.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nothing more than consistent diet and training
    I enjoy staying up or ignoring an empty stomach to make sleep and meals feel better or to hyperawareness when gayming or reading or chatting

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I already have enough discomfort in my life, why would I want more?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you subject yourself to voluntary discomfort?
    I lurk /fit

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>Cold Showers
    gay
    to a flip phone
    gay
    on the floor
    gay

    do 45 minutes of threshold cardio and you'll feel discomfort that is actually productive for your body

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i sit in 40C room no AC without turning the fan on, do shower everyday though

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Life is suffering.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does doing OMAD count?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does being a kissless friendless virgin at near 30 years of age count as voluntary discomfort?

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