Try for freeTry for free
VideoStart Seeking Discomfort

Start Seeking Discomfort

Real growth happens outside of your comfort zone. Start here to learn what’s in the collection and to embark on your own journey of prioritizing new experiences.

Try 14 days free

Better mental health starts with Headspace. Unrivaled expertise to make life feel a little easier, using guided meditations, mindfulness tips, focus tools, sleep support, and dedicated programs.

Try 14 days free
Better mental health starts with Headspace

(bright upbeat music) What is seeking discomfort? Seeking ways to live a fuller life, not letting fear restrict me from experiencing life fully. (bright upbeat music) Hello everyone, my name is Thomas from Yes Theory. You may know our videos from YouTube where we have been telling stories around the world for the past eight years, around the theme of seeking discomfort and saying yes. And I'm so excited to be working with Headspace today, and Dora on creating this collection, assisting you on your journey of seeking discomfort. Throughout this collection, you'll find intentional conversations. I think I realized that there's certain emotions that I just didn't wanna feel. Courage is almost more of a muscle that you can exercise. And guided meditations to help you build curiosity around seeking discomfort. In the meditation that we have in this section about embracing vulnerability, I guide people through that as well of like, what do we notice when we're about to do something for the first time? The message of getting out of your comfort zone feels like it's becoming more and more important, and I'm hearing it in more and more places, and I think I've actually found that the moments I've experienced the most joy have been pushing myself to do something that I didn't think I would be capable of, doesn't have to be a massive stunt or anything, even if it's just being consistent with a habit that I know is good for me. Those are the moments where true joy is born. As you will see, I've always found reflection to be a very important aspect of my own journey. So we've decided to end every section with a reflection and journaling prompt. So please have a pen and paper ready. All right, are you ready? I'm ready. Let's get started. (bright upbeat music)...


Duration2 min

About your teachers

  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

    More about Andy
  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

    More about Eve
  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

    More about Dora
  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

    More about Kessonga
  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

    More about Rosie
Your lifelong guide to better mental health

Your lifelong guide to better mental health

Stress, sleep, and all the challenging emotions — care for your mind with the everyday mental health app that's shown to make a difference.

Try 14 days free
Look After Your Mind

Look after your mind

Proven guided meditations and programs to help you stress less, sleep more soundly, and better navigate life’s challenges

Science Backed


Studies show that using Headspace for 30 days can reduce stress, increase resilience, and improve overall well-being

Explore Content

Explore 1000+ 
expert-led exercises

Access our library of meditations, breathing exercises, and guidance videos for stress, sleep, focus, everyday anxiety , parenting, and more.

Member reviews

Hear from some of our members

Your app brings so much peace and tolerance to our home.




Changing my thoughts has allowed me to change my life.




The stress and loneliness courses … taught me how to comfort myself.




Headspace provides me with … a connection to myself, and a disconnection from negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations.




Related to 'Start Seeking'

Defining Discomfort

Video4 min

It doesn’t have to mean thrill-seeking.

More to explore

Beginning Meditation


Reframe Stress and Relax


New and Popular


Becoming a Mindful Parent

    • Terms & conditions
    • Privacy policy
    • Consumer Health Data
    • Your privacy choices
      Privacy Choices Icon
    • CA Privacy Notice
  • © 2024 Headspace Inc.
  • Terms & conditions
  • Privacy policy
  • Consumer Health Data
  • Your privacy choices
    Privacy Choices Icon
  • CA Privacy Notice