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It describes the patterned world of our existence, keeps us relatively comfortable and calm, and helps us stay emotionally even, free from anxiety and worry to a great degree.
Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But experiencing a little stress and anxiety now and then is a good thing, too. If all you ever do is strive to stay wrapped up in your little cocoon, keeping warm and cozy, you may be missing out on quite a lotmaybe no new experiences, no challenges, and no risks.
But truth be known, most of us have the ability to rise to the occasion, overcome hurdles and obstacles, and actually succeed in accomplishing something new and challenging.
In my first book Transitions, I describe a major life change and how I was affected and changed by it. Many years ago my husband had a wonderful job opportunity that promised to be very fulfilling but it meant that we had to move all the way across the country.
The physical move would be hard for both of us but my husband would be going to the safety of a job and the familiarity of a work environment.
It would prove much harder for me. I closed my New York-based practice, left my hospital affiliation of many years, sold my weekend house in Connecticut, and left behind family and many dear friends.
Looked at one way, I was free; looked at another, I had lost my home. Was I out of my comfort zone? You bet I was! For the first time in longer than I could remember, I had a lot of time on my hands. In my new home I knew few people.
Immersing my self immediately in work was out of the question, since California has its own licensing requirements for physicians. I was often lonely. Psychological and emotional issues I was sure I was done with found their way back into my consciousness once again.
Clearly, something was happening to me; it was a process I myself had initiated, but I no longer felt in conscious control of it.
Thanks to the disruption of my old life and the soul-searching that resulted from it, I was about to learn to see the world in some very new ways. Everyone I met had a story to tell, and I began to see that my own uncertain search had opened me up to listening in a new way.
As a psychiatrist, of course, much of this was familiar territory to me.
But for the first time, I found myself thinking about that territory in a new way. What was it that enabled some people to cope with the big changes in their lives while others seemed undone by them?
Of course, many factors contribute to the mix, but it seemed to me that when individuals could find a conscious, meaningful structure to encompass the events of their lives, they could take more responsibility and feel less lost in the dark.
I recently revisited that time in my life.
Back to me later. So, here are 5 huge benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone. Your real life exists beyond the bubble of your own personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Challenging yourself pushes you to dip into and utilize your personal store of untapped knowledge and resources.
Taking risks, regardless of their outcome, are growth experiences. Your challenges and risk experiences are cumulative. Every time you try something new, allow yourself to be open to whatever experience arises, you are learning, and expanding your repertoire of life skills and self-knowledge.
As you do this you are also expanding the size of your comfort zone. Leaving your comfort zone ultimately helps you to deal with changeand making change in a much better way. Life transitions are all about change. Each time you transition you move to another level. Inevitably, these life transitions transform you.
It may seem overwhelming and daunting to step into the unknown.Outcast A lot is learned about one s self when he travels outside his home. When he finds himself surrounded by nothing like himself, the comfort zone that he had is diminished. An example of this is when I have made trips up North with my family to work in the fields during the first 16 su.
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The most inspiring people are always the ones who live their lives without fear of others’ opinions of them and make decisions that result in leaving their comfort zones to chase personal growth and goals.
However, I know life is what happens when you step out of your comfort zone, and when the time comes I will rise to the challenge. The Leaving Cert is getting better slowly Droichead teacher. Sep 26, · Stepping outside one's comfort zone is an important, and almost universal, factor in personal growth.
How can we expect to evolve in our lives and careers if we only stick to habit and routine?
Reaching new heights involves the risk of attempting something we might not succeed at.