We enjoy the security and predictability of our daily routines. We’re afraid of rejection, judgment, and failure. We avoid risk and the unknown. We go from exploring and taking risks every day as children, to holding ourselves back, playing it safe, and ultimately limiting our personality, capability, and potential.
A comfort zone relates to anxiety levels. It is defined in psychology as an artificial mental boundary. A place or situation where one feels safe, comfortable, in control, or at ease and without stress.
In layman’s terms: a behavior pattern that fits a predictable routine to minimize stress; where we feel most at home.
It’s easy being comfortable and there’s nothing wrong with having somewhere familiar to return to. But too much comfort can make us lazy and kill productivity.
You can’t motivate yourself to make real improvement while feeling content. You’ll find yourself doing only enough to get by. Leading to missed opportunities and regret.
It takes a lot of courage to break yout of our comfort zone, but it can be a great for your self-esteem
and provide lasting happiness
and fulfillment.Learning to face the unknown not only becomes easier with practice, but can be very liberating and surprisingly habit forming.
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