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Are you sitting comfortably?

November 23rd, 2015

If the answer is yes, it might be time to revisit your goals and values, and maybe challenge yourself a little bit more on a daily basis.

Every day brings about small changes in who we are based on our experiences of that day.

Some experiences can be positive, they drive us forward into new skills and stretch us out of our comfort zone in a healthy way.  Other experiences can be very tough and can almost feel too challenging. These experiences can cause us to retreat back deeper into our comfort zone, and maybe even shrink it a little… “once bitten, twice shy” as the saying goes.

A comfort zone is a dynamic thing.  It never really stays one size.  For the most part if it’s not expanding it’s shrinking. It rarely stays still. For most people the more a comfort zone shrinks, the less energy they have to change it. It can become a catch 22 situation.

Are you moving out of your comfort zone today?

Are you moving out of your comfort zone today?

There can be many different reasons for lacking the energy to break out of a comfort zone.  You could be in the middle of a difficult life experience, you might be stuck in a rut or a cycle of “safe” habits, you could be dealing with challenging personalities.  A lot of the time, a lack of energy will point to a lack of alignment with your core values.  Something in the challenge you face is not aligned with your values. Something is at odds with who you are and what you value in life.

If you can work out where your daily life is getting away from the real you and the things you value, you might just have a “lightbulb” moment and work out what it is you want to change.  The minute you start working on that change, your comfort zone begins to stretch out again in a positive way. Your energy will pick up bit by bit and drive you forward at your own pace.

Each step out of your comfort zone no matter how big or small will make a positive difference to your life. Choose your step size to fit your current energy reserves.  Be kind to yourself, if you’ve not exercised your comfort zone in a while you’re better off starting with a few gentle stretches 😉

Every day has the potential to bring with it a new challenge or adventure. Are you moving in or out of your comfort zone today? Let us know in the comments below.

All the best from Park West 🙂



PS – thanks to Marie Butler for sending on the “That’s Life” text image above which inspired this blog post!  🙂






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  1. Leo says:

    Coming out of a comfort zone is a horrible vunerable feeling but the rewards and gains can be life changing. Nice piece well written

    • gracekenny says:

      I agree Leo. Having the right supports and cheerleaders along the way can help ease the vulnerability a little, but at the end of the day only you can push through the comfort zone. Whatever happens, once you are out of your comfort zone, you will new experience and new information to move forward.

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