Beyond Boundaries: Expanding Your Comfort Zone

» Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

beyond boundaries

Your current comfort zone has served you, but it represents your behaviors and patterns from your past.

None of us are born with a guidebook that provides explicit rules for thought and behavior that will enable us to navigate life successfully. To cope with the myriad of complexities to which all of humanity is subject, we each develop a set of habits and routines that ground us, their continuity assuring us that life is progressing normally. Most of us know, whether instinctively or by experience, that transformations can be uncomfortable, but we always learn and gain so much. Any initial discomfort we experience when expanding our comfort zones diminishes gradually as we both become accustomed to change and begin to understand that temporary discomfort is a small price to pay for the evolution of our soul.

Your current comfort zone did, at one time, serve a purpose in your life. But it is representative of behaviors and patterns of thought that empowered you to cope with challenges of days past. Now, this comfort zone does little to facilitate the growth you wish to achieve in the present. Leaving your comfort zone behind through personal expansion of any kind can prepare you to take the larger leaps of faith that will, in time, help you refine your purpose. Work your way outward at your own pace, and try not to let your discomfort interfere with your resolve. With the passage of each well-earned triumph, you will have grown and your comfort zone will have expanded to accommodate this evolution.

Whether your comfort zone is living with your parents, or perhaps being too shy to socialize, or maybe it’s not realizing your spirit self—whatever it is, start small, and you will discover that venturing beyond the limited comfort zone you now cling to is not as stressful an experience as you imagined it might be. And the joy you feel upon challenging yourself in this way will nearly always outweigh your discomfort. As you continue to expand your comfort zone to include new ideas, activities, goals, and experiences, you will see that you are capable of stimulating change and coping with the fresh challenges that accompany it.

By Madisyn Taylor
Reprinted with permission from DailyOM.com

 

Submit a Comment

Random Photos

cnyhainside.jpg zoo4.jpg Leaving NYC Soup's On! Spring Renewal Retreat Group Skaneateles Lake Orange sunset Tree Lights in Islas Secas

Upcoming Events

  • Events on October 1, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on October 8, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on October 15, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on October 22, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on October 29, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on November 5, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on November 12, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on November 19, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on November 26, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

  • Events on December 3, 2014
    • Triune - Co-Creator Radio Network with Sheila Applegate

      Starts: 2:30 pm

View all events

Archives

© 2006 – 2014 MindBodySmile | Designed by Skaneateles Design | Admin