Can we be stunted in emotional health by cozying up within our comfort zones?
My personal comfort zone can manifest as a tunnel of bliss. You know that feeling where you settle in with no external interference or threat of discomfort. We get cozy with our usual ways of doing things and avoiding disruption. Our minds convince us that 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, safe, and suitable for us.
Could the comfort of it all be justifying fear?
Fear of doing something can be safe, like not jumping off massive heights. Fear of doing something can be an 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 our 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 or have anxiety, I want to exist like a crazy invisible person. I see no comfort in motivating, supportive words.
This is just something I have convinced myself of. Made it a habit to be afraid and make up crazy 'what if's. It might all be a lie, and all that annoying inspirational crap might have a point.
S'n'F Podcast was born, the first episode has been published, and I want to barf.
Yes, I said it! This is freakin' terrifying and exciting, and I want to repeat, "What the hell am I doing?" over and over.
It is done! I can do this! No matter what, I will do it scared unless I have to poop.