As you go through divorce and feel the ground moving beneath you…so many aspects of your life shifting and changing, it is easy to hold on tight, to stay within your comfort zone. That feeling of knowing what you have and what to expect SEEMS the best choice compared to venturing beyond the borders of comfort into the unknown…especially during this already unsteady time. Or maybe not…
Our comfort zone is really more about what we find familiar. But familiar is not always best for us or even ‘comfortable’. Ask yourself where you are feeling stifled but afraid to step out and take even a small risk.
If you were bold and courageous enough; if you could get past your fear, how would it be to change some of these old patterns and behaviors that you are stuck in. To what degree has your comfort zone become your prison?
Think of one baby step you can take this week to begin to step outside of that zone of comfort and to live in a new way. Perhaps the baby step is visioning what that part of your life might look like…what would you change if you felt empowered and capable of doing so? How does it feel to think about that? Or call someone and ‘do’ something to stretch and begin to break through your comfort barrier.
Tell us what you want to do or have done in this area. Share your fears and/or successes with us.