Comfort zone
Inspiration, The Blog

Why Staying in Your Comfort Zone Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Who doesn’t love their comfort zone?

You know the place; where it’s all cosy, warm, snuggly and safe, very safe!

When you are battling a chronic condition, our comfort zone is our sanctuary. It is the place where we know our limitations. We recognise our abilities, so don’t really have to challenge ourselves too much. Nothing much happens in our comfort zone and we are OK with that.

Our comfort zone allows us to just be, where we are at, right now. In our comfort zone, we do what we have always done. Have the same coping techniques that may work on some days but not on others. We rely on the same medication because the doctor says that is what we should be taking. We accept what they say because, after all, they are the “expert”.

Yep, our comfort zone is certainly safe and comfortable but it is also a place where nothing grows. No hopes, no spark, no incentives and no change. Over time, left in our comfort zone we will basically stagnate!

The definition of stagnate is to “cease developing, become inactive or dull. Do nothing, become sluggish, lie dormant. Be inert, decline, deteriorate and fall – does this sound familiar?

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New Year, New Beginnings
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A New Year, New Beginnings & New Challenges.

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one”. 

So here we are, the final day of 2017. People around the world are preparing to see in the New Year with optimism and hope. Resolutions will have been made and goals set. As the chime of bells ring out, for some, there will be sighs of relief that 2017 is over. 2018 will be greeted with the expectations that this New Year will be so much better than the last.

Invariably, no matter who you are and what your experiences of the old year, we all welcome 1st January as though it is some magic spell. A special power which can transform us and make the negatives in our life feel positive all of a sudden.

As we contemplate the next year, we think about all the wonderful things that we can achieve. We can lose weight, join a gym, write that book, find the love of our life – anything is possible on New Years Eve.

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