Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Did You Know by Staying In Your Comfort Zone You are Holding Yourself Back?
We’ve heard a lot about getting out of our comfort zone. But have you ever thought about why you should? After all, our comfort zone is where we feel in control and safe. It’s where we can predict what will happen and how we will feel. There won’t be any surprises, that we can’t deal with. So why would you feel compelled or even want to get out of your comfort zone? You need to do it because getting out of your comfort zone is the key to your personal growth and happiness. Stepping out of that zone helps you build up your self-confidence and the way you view yourself. Is being there holding you back for living a fulfilled life and growing in our career? The answer is yes. Being in your comfort zone and staying there is keeping you from realizing and achieving what you desire. Staying safely within your comfort zone keeps you from being challenged and you don’t have to rise to any new occasions.
Here are 3 ways of staying in your comfort zone is holding you back.
1. It’s keeping you from growing personally.
When you are afraid of something, staying in your comfort zone keeps you from facing that fear. Then you suffer from it forever or until you do face it. You stay away from situations that would put you in a position of having to face the fear in order to overcome it. For example, your fear of what others think of you keeps you from taking a job that requires you to lead others, even though it’s a step up on your career ladder and you are knowledgable.
2. Your comfort zone is keeping you from being happy.
Maybe you struggle with self-confidence and self-esteem issues. These problems can grow unless you take steps outside your comfort zone to begin addressing them. Stepping outside your comfort zone helps you build confidence in your self and see yourself in a better light. When you are confident and have good self-esteem, you are happier. For example, if you’re not confident in your abilities, you tend to stay in your comfort zone instead of trying something new. This drags down your confidence making you feel less competent and making you unhappy.
3. Staying in your comfort zone can make you feel trapped and unhealthy.
Often our comfort zone keeps us doing bad habits out of fear. You might want to be more active, practice yoga, eating healthy and travel. But to do any of these things means doing something that is outside your comfort zone.
For example, you want to change your eating habits. It’s always been a dream of yours, but you procrastinate and make excuses for why you can’t. You’re too out of shape. You don’t have time. You’re too old.
But the real reason is that you are afraid to get out of your comfort zone and begin training with a trainer. As a result, you continue to eat unhealthily, gain weight, lose muscle tone and put your dream on the back burner until eventually, you’re health becomes a problem. Use baby steps to get on track. You can start with your health and incorporate juicing into your diet. Just one day a week. Get your juicing guide here. When we stay in our comfort zone, we are holding ourselves back from living a life we love, from being happy and from growing. We end up letting our fears rule and settling for mediocrity. It is time you take the first step out of your comfort zone. Become an Elevated Yogi Member today to discover how you can step out of your comfort zone plus access your guide and journal
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About the Author:
Kenya Marsh is the founder of SimplyFitandCurvyYoga (SFCY), Course Creator for Elevated Yogi Academy, and Host of "From My Mat to Yours Podcast." As a wife, stay-at-home mom of two, and yoga teacher. Kenya knows how challenging and beneficial a steady yoga practice can be. She understands it can be hard to start a new yoga journey alone. She created this website, along with courses, books, and more materials to help provide support to help busy yogis elevate their yoga practice.