Can comfort zones hold you back?
Can we be stunted in emotional health by cozying up within our comfort zones?
My personal comfort zone can manifest a tunnel of bliss. You know that feeling where you settle in with no outer interference or threat of discomfort. We get all cozy with our normal ways of doing things, our avoidance of disruption and our minds telling us this is how it should be because it is comfortable.
Why wouldn't we get comfortable in life? We are programmed to seek things that make us feel good, feel safe and feel right for us.
Could the comfort of it all be justifying fear?
Fear of doing something can be a safe thing, like not jumping off massive heights. Fear of doing something can be the excuse not to feel the fear at all. Fear is an unpleasant feeling so it is natural to avoid it. BUT what if that fear holds you in a comfort zone that takes away personal growth?
Should we just get out of the comfort zone?
Maybe baby steps: Step outside your comfort zone but bring your favorite fluffy pillow with you!
Does this make you feel better?
Everyone is nervous their first time?
Just jump in and do it.
Why is it such a big deal? Many people do it.
Nothing and I mean NOTHING! Makes me feel better and helps me find the bravery I need. When I fear something, have anxiety, I want to unexist like a crazy invisible person, I find no comfort in motivating, supportive words.
This is just something I have convinced myself of. Made it a habit to be afraid, make up crazy ‘what if’s’. It might all be a lie and all that annoying inspirational crap might have a point to it.