Our little bubble of comfort is a great thing to just live inside. We don’t need to worry about anything scary or foreign because we are protected by the bubble. Living inside of this confined space is a good thing, as long as you don’t know the reality.
Hold up your hand and make the ‘okay’ sign. Look at the circle that is formed by the pointer finger and thumb. That is your comfort zone.
Our comfort zones are only that big. There is a whole world of possibilities outside if that small space. Do you really want to spend all of your limited time here on Earth sticking to that small zone of comfort? I mean, there can only be so much in the bubble.
Getting out of your comfort zone can be a scary thing to do. We don’t want to leave because that means uncertainty and anxiety, but I think a little anxiety is a good thing. It makes us try a little harder to succeed when in the right portion.
Obviously, you aren’t going to be comfortable with what you are doing, so of course you won’t be the greatest at it at first. But I think that’s the joy of it.
You have the opportunity to learn new things, even if you make mistakes.
Maybe I’m the only one, but I always feel motivated when I try and enjoy something new. If you are looking for motivation, try something new and see where it takes you.
The thing with humans is that usually, we end up in boredom if we continue the same routine over and over again. We need change, even if it’s meager.
Your area of security allows only so much change to occur. Eventually all the change that could happen, has happened. Which is why we need to go and explore uneasy options.
Now I’m not saying to go and do something that is going too far out there. There are three areas of comfort and discomfort: the comfort zone, the learning zone, and the panic zone. Don’t go too far that you end up in the panic zone, but just far enough to be in the learning zone.
One of the good things about this learning new things is that once you learn them, you become more relaxed with them and eventually, they become a part of your comfort zone. As you go along, it only grows.
So go. Try something you wouldn’t normally do. Get yourself to do anything that involves something new. You never know, you could find a new passion that you’ll love for the rest of your life. Even if you are just trying to cook something a bit more complicated, I’m sure you won’t regret it.