17 Jul Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
It is great to be comfortable. We all like it. We know it. The familiar is something that we crave because it’s safe. Doing something or going somewhere that is unknown to us or feeling something we have never felt is scary. The first time for anything can seem daunting. A task that’s too hard or something that you will do ‘one day’ or maybe later. Is it because we are afraid of what we will see, feel or do? Playing life too safe is in a way a hindrance. It means we never truly try or explore and really live to the fullest. Speaking to someone at a bar who we think looks interesting, going to a new place to see what it’s like, taking a chance on a new activity on your own, asking someone out, trying a new food and letting a diet sway for a little while. All these things can bring people angst because they are too scared, too worried about what may or may not happen, too scared to say how they feel for fear of rejection so they bottle things up inside. The list goes on. Nobody like to be uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar. But what if the unfamiliar is what we should be doing. What if the unfamiliar, when we tap into it and let go of the worry, makes us feel better, more alive, confident and good about ourselves? Repetition is the mother of skill so what if getting uncomfortable a few times allows you a rythum that keeps you trying and gets you motivated. You try new things and you see what works and what doesn’t. Guess what…you are actually living. Not staying stuck because it’s all you know and it feels comfortable. You begin to take chances, you learn, you grow and you FEEL. You have to take the good with the bad. The up’s and the down’s. That’s life. We are meant to flow and grow. Otherwise what is the point? Getting uncomfortable can be confronting and it takes courage to go do certain things and feel certain ways. But once you take one step you take another. Telling someone you love them take courage. It can be uncomfortable. You don’t know where it’s going to go. But isn’t it better to face it, feel it then to never have experienced it at all? Experience in life is important. Starting a new venture, making new friends, leaving a toxic relationship or finally ending a situation with a man that has left you in limbo, even though you love him, is an uncomfortable step. Never the less something that we do and need to do in order to discover, learn and grow as an individual. Knowing yourself and trusting yourself more that anyone. Knowing that all will be ok. Let go of the fear and be comfortable with getting uncomfortable. It may surprise you. It isn’t that bad. It’s hard at first. Not a great feeling. But it will pass. The lessons and the after effects of living this way will be worth it. We may not see it straight away. But we will see it.