Updated: Dec 13, 2022
(A Stress-free zone)
Comfort zone, it's a state of mind in which people are at ease, in control of their environment, and experiencing a low level of anxiety, stress, and tension. But does this sum up the actual meaning of COMFORT ZONE. The answer is BIG No. It varies from person to person. What makes you feel pleasurable, relaxed, and okay may not feel to others. The levels of anxiety and stress for one person might be below or above that of another. So in a nutshell where you feel happy, okay, and relaxed physically, emotionally, and mentally is your comfort zone, a dangerous zone.
But why is it dangerous to be in the shadow of your stress-free zone? After all, we all need to take time to relax and just “be” now and then.
The answer is excess of anything is bad. When you start getting too comfortable with your routine, your habits, and whatever thing you are habitual of, you stop striving to achieve your goals, you stop challenging yourself, and that's where the problem begins.
The harsh reality is that most people aren't really happy with their current situation, with where they are because we rarely admit what we are going through, and also we feel much more comfortable by saying "okay" and "not bad" when someone asks, " what we are doing in our life", "how we are". lying to others and themselves feels far comfortable than accepting the truth and there are few reasons why we do this. Some of them are
Due to past events
Due to past decisions
Fear of judgments
Our subconscious belief
Out of the four reasons mentioned above, will discuss subconscious belief.
Now coming to the word " Subconscious Belief", we know our mind has two parts conscious and subconscious or you can say logical and illogical. What you think you think from your conscious mind and what you habitually think, sink into your subconscious mind, and that becomes your subconscious belief. Once this part of your mind accepts any idea, it begins to execute it, shapes your behaviour, how you look at things, the way you act, the way you think, etc, and sometimes these beliefs don't let us step out from this stress-free zone.
Reasons To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone:
It feels peaceful but there is no growth. How can we expect to evolve in our lives and careers if we only stick to habits and routines? Reaching new heights involves the risk of attempting something we might not succeed.
It keeps you away from trying new things and this habit won't let us find our true passion. You never know what great things you can do by being in the shadow of your comfort zone.
It will never boost your self-confidence.
It won't prepare you for new challenges. Life is not easy, it's like a roller coaster ride, so one should learn how to face new situations or whatever comes their way.
How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
Here I will discuss ACTION TRILOGY.
Action Trilogy consists of:
Mental: Once you become aware that every thought is shaping your destiny, start breaking your old belief system and create a new one. Notice what you think about yourself, what image you have for yourself, and observe how these thoughts making you act in a certain way and attracting a certain kind of experience.
Thousands of year before, a very powerful line was said in the Veda, that is :
यथा दृष्टि तथा सृष्टि
The way you see the world, the world will appear to you in the same way. Our eyes are at the mercy of our thoughts and hence our feelings.
Verbal: What you say is what you are. Take a second and observe what you keep saying to yourself like the word "can't" like I can't do that, I can't do this. You do have a choice. It's not like that you can’t do it, it's just you don't want to do it. To replace all your negative words with positive affirmations like
I can't with I can.
I feel sick with I feel great.
That's impossible with everything is possible.
Physical: I will start this with a quote
" A journey of thousands of miles begins with one small step". Get up and start taking action towards your growth. It is said that if you do something for 21 days it becomes your habit, so if you aren't habitual of writing, reading, walking, running, exercising, etc practice it for 21 days and see the changes in your life.
At last, I would say, Stop taking yourself too seriously and learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Clap for yourself that at least you tried. Be happy, Keep learning and keep growing.
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