“Okay, you need to get out of your comfort zone.” Anyone ever suggest that at you before? What exactly are we supposed to do? How do we leave? Where are we supposed to go once we get out? I don’t know. Oh wait. Let me take a stab at that …
Could it be that to get out of the transparent bubble that I’ve created around myself, I need to do or say things that raise my blood pressure and make my heart beat harder (exercise and sex don’t count)? Could it be that I need to confront a fear or two on occasion? Do I need to stand up for myself rather than just walking away next time? Should I take the risk rather than playing it safe?
These questions are unnerving. But they do raise other questions and they do make sense – that if I’m always comfortable to a greater or lesser extent, am I really challenging myself to explore outside my comfort zone? I mean – seriously – aren’t boundaries that zones create meant to be crossed and or broadened?
I can obviously return to my comfort zone if I become too uncomfortable. Maybe I should start trying it on occasion – leaving it – just to see what happens.
Who knows – maybe I’ll wind up making the one I live in bigger or create a new one altogether!