Is Your Comfort Zone Really That Comfortable? – Gail Brenner
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It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. -Eugene Ionesco
Who doesn’t want to be comfortable? I love it when I have everything I need, when I’m relaxed, when I’m sitting in a cozy chair and I feel at ease with the people I’m with. All is well.
But there is this imaginary place we call our “comfort zone,” and I’m wondering if it is really all that comfortable.
What Is the Comfort Zone?
Let’s explore this idea of a comfort zone to see if it is actually supporting you and your happiness. What is it exactly?
- It is not a real place. It is an idea created by you.
- Its function is to keep you feeling safe.
- It is what you know and are familiar with in all areas of your life—relationships, choices, how you spend your time—even thoughts patterns and feelings.
- It excludes things you are afraid of or uncomfortable with.
Your comfort zone doesn’t sound like a bad place to be—unless you are comfortable with disharmonious relationships you avoid working on, unfulfilling behavior patterns, resentments from the past, and beliefs about yourself and the world that limit you.
It’s about keeping the status quo. And what is the force behind it? Fear.
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