Comfort Zone

Have you ever had something that you just couldn’t bring yourself to part with?  I mean like that old pair of worn out tethered jeans, that holey pair of socks or T-shirt that you know should have hit the trash months, if not years ago.  How about that friendship, relationship, or job that you know isn’t fulfilling and not at all contributing to your personal growth?  There are so many things in life that we hold on to simply because they are comfortable.  They really don’t serve a purpose in our lives anymore, they are just comfortable. 
I was watching TV the other day, and I came across this quote by Neale Donald Walsch, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  I took that in, and had to chew on it for a little bit.  As I pondered how this potentially applied to me, I realized that I have really gotten comfortable with some things in my life.  I mean some things honestly I should have pulled the plug on a while ago.  I have gotten comfortable with the routine of waking up, going to work, coming home to homework with the kids, games on my phone, and TV until I fall asleep.  The only problem with that routine is I have goals I have set and must accomplish.  Where did my workout/gym time go, or my brainstorming and creative time?  Where did my writing time go?  Oh wait, it got lost between games on my phone and watching TV until I fall asleep.  There once was a time when I would literally come home and not change my clothes until I got everything I needed to accomplish for the evening done.  My husband would ask, “why haven’t you changed your clothes yet?”  My response was always, “because if I change my clothes I’m going to get too comfortable and not get anything else done this evening.
Today I am reminding you to snap out of the trance, and step out of your comfort zone.  There are so many good opportunities and connections waiting for us, if we would just take a leap of faith and step out of our comfort zones.  Now my daily routine is a light example of stepping out of your comfort zone.  Please don’t misunderstand, I know that there are more challenging comfort zones that some have to tackle.  You could be in a bad relationship.  You don’t like it and know you deserve more, but you’re comfortable because you have accepted the way things are, and have come to know what to expect.  It could be a job or career field.  You’re not fulfilled or challenged, but you’re comfortable because you can do it with your eyes closed and it pays the bills.  You could be grieving a loss you encountered many  years ago, and have become comfortable in your grief and afraid to move on with your life.  You know what your comfort zone is, and you know what you need to do to change it.  There’s a whole life of new adventure and accomplishments waiting for you.  The question is are you willing to take the step? 
As always, I thank you for stopping by.  Remember today is a great day to make a positive impact in the lives of those around you, and don’t forget to Be Friendly, Show Favor, and Give Love. 

Published by T. Lynn Tate

I am a story mid-wife, writer, and Talk Show Host. I specialize in helping women tell their stories of healing to wholeness through various faith-based genres. I am the host of the online talk show series Penned The Writer's Utopia and Sip & Chat with T. Lynn.

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