Yesterday we talked about Ditching Your Comfort Zone and I still wholeheartedly recommend this if you are resolved to live the life of your dreams. By the way, if you want proof or corroboration, ask any successful person if they achieved their dreams while staying cozily in their comfort zone. Let me know if any of them say anything other than some version of “Hell NO!”
There are times, though, when you need the *ahem* comfort of your Comfort Zone–when there is no other option for catching your breath. Connecting–for a short while–with the familiar can be what you need so that you can then make the next step toward your dreams.
Here is a list of when momentarily going back to your Comfort Zone may be helpful:
~When there is so much rapid, deep, and profound change in your life and you need an oasis, such as when a loved one passes, during and right after a divorce, and the like;
~When your plans aren’t going well and you need to step back and reevaluate;
~When you need soul rest, recharging, and revitalizing;
~When you need a breather–a place where you can let go of all your worries and cares.
Notice, though, that this does NOT mean you should get comfortable or that you should plan to stay here for a while. And it certainly does NOT mean that you should entrench yourself here!
The right use of your Comfort Zone is for those times when you need a little space; you fully intend to get moving toward your dreams in the next moment, hour, day.
WARNING: Do not spend more than a few days back in your Comfort Zone! You run the risk of wallowing, becoming embedded and stuck!!
Only use your Comfort Zone when you’re desperate to catch your breath and there is no other option. Resolve to get out of it as soon as you can!
You can do it, I know you can!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,