Comfort Zone vs. Change Zone

behavior change comfort zone growth lifestyle change personal development May 23, 2020

The comfort zone is a beautiful place,⁣

But nothing ever grows there.

It’s beautiful because it’s familiar, predictable, and safe.⁣

Our human nature FAR prefers these 👆 things before the *dangerous* side of change that involves not-so-fun feelings of fear, uncertainty, and worry.⁣

AND change requires effort, developing, time, and maybe even learning some things about yourself that you aren’t happy with.⁣

👆 more things that your human brain doesn’t care for. Bring on the “quick fix” and instant gratification, please!⁣

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲.⁣

So, you need to orient yourself toward future thinking rather than falling prey to the benefits of staying put (*ahem fixed mindset*).⁣

Ready to grow? Here’s a place to start:⁣

1️⃣ DETERMINE FALSE BENEFITS⁣

What are all the “benefits” of staying put? ⁣
✏️ List them out.⁣

Even if you know they’re really not true, or you have to force yourself to make some up, this will get you thinking on all of the “benefits” of NOT changing that you tell yourself.⁣

Example: I didn’t eat very healthy today, so there’s no point in working out.⁣

2️⃣ DETERMINE THE REAL BENEFITS & CONSEQUENCES⁣

What are all the true benefits of changing?⁣
✏️ List those out next.⁣

Example: Getting a workout in, regardless of my eating habits, will make me feel more capable and energized.⁣

You can get so stuck in the comfort zone, that we don’t see the benefits of actually making a change… or even more so, the consequences of NOT changing.⁣

✏️ List out those consequences, too.⁣

Example: I will feel extra sluggish and tired if I eat poorly and also don’t workout.⁣

Once you bring awareness to the things you tell yourself, you might realize just how silly that reasoning is.⁣

And from there, you have the opportunity to see the truth of the comfort zone and what you’re capable of achieving on the other side…⁣

So tell me: ⁣
Is it actually beautiful? Or... is it just easier?⁣
#safetysecond 😉