Comfort Zone

The other night as I was using my favourite coconut body butter after a shower (yes, I’m one of those weirdos who sometimes showers twice a day). I had finished another body butter that morning, and was happy to be going back to my favourite, finding it comforting. It made me think about what people say about comfort zones. People are always saying “get out of your comfort zone”, “do something that scares you”. Is that always the best advice? Why is it such a bad thing to be comfortable? I understand that yes, there are times when you do need to go away from comfort in order to grow and become a better version of yourself, but where’s the line? Are we supposed to be uncomfortable every day just so that we can experience new things? I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to be — at least not for me. If you’re happy being uncomfortable, then go for it. I know there are times that I need to work harder to get out of my comfort zone, speaking in class, making small talk, and many other things. But after I do those things that make me anxious, uncomfortable and make me wish I had stayed in bed and never left the house, I’m happy to have something comfortable to go back to. I think it’s important, for me at least (and maybe you agree), to have a balance between the uncomfortable and the comfortable. The uncomfortable things help me grow and make new friends, and the comfortable help me to stay sane. Maybe one day the things outside my comfort zone will become comforts. Then what will I do?

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