Saturday, December 14, 2013

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Hi Everyone,

How are you holding up during the holidays?  I'm staying down more than usual because of a recent foot surgery.  It has given me time to ponder, which is related to today's post topic. 

I recently saw a graphic about how a person needs to get out of his/her comfort zone in order to grow as a person.  It motivated me to dig a little deeper into the topic.  So many people talk about things they'd like to do, but don't go ahead and try new things because they would be leaving a place where they have mental security.  But, as one person said:  "If you want something you've never had, then you've got to do something you've never done."

Here's another quote:  "Our habits are the fence lining our comfort zone."  Are we afraid of change? It is a well-known fact that when change happens, things usually get worse before they get better.  Most of us don't want to go through that discomfort.  People should be more optimistic and think about the exciting results that might just happen if they allow themselves to try something new.  Perhaps baby steps are in order. Before you try something like bungee jumping, why not try volunteering?  Traveling alone?  Taking a class on something you've always wanted to learn about? If we practice stepping out of our comfort zone, then each time it will feel better---kind of like building up resiliency to change.

Here are a few graphics I found in my search:

That's all for now, folks.  Just remember the old saying:  "If you always do what you always did, then you'll always get what you always got."  I shall now go forth and try to follow my own advice.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,

Mary R.

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