The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. – Mulan
Comfort is familiarity. Comfort is knowing what to expect for the day. Comfort means not having to exert yourself too much. Comfort means not needing to work harder than needed.
Comfort is a goal we all seek. Comfort feels good. We come home from our comfortable job. We immediately change into something more comfortable. At home we can strip down to our most comfortable attire and can peacefully go about our business.
Comfort is beautiful. I love feeling comfortable with a person I love, a job I can tolerate, and a home where I can relax. However, constant comfort can be… boring.
Seeking comfort in all things we do sounds good, but can be harmful for our well-being. Sometimes we seek comfort to a fault.
Comfort is like looking at the world through a tiny focused lens while the rest of the world is blurred out of focus so we don’t have to pay attention to it. Stepping outside our comfort zone and pushing ourselves a little harder to do something we find scary or intimidating, that is how we can truly have a fulfilled life. Being in a constant state of comfort will not allow us to grow.
How can I push myself out of my comfort zone?
Well, being uncomfortable means putting ourselves into unfamiliar situations. Unfamiliarity means something that is different. Maybe you changed up your morning routine and took a more scenic route to work. Maybe you finally said hi to the girl you see every morning on the bus. Maybe you try to get that promotion. Maybe you can purposely get lost in a new city. Maybe you can try the new restaurant in town. Maybe you try to learn a new skill. Maybe, just maybe, you will grow.
Spice up your life!