Why Should I Leave My Comfort Zone?
October 10, 2016 10:37am CST
This is the latest buzz phrase I detest – ‘you should leave your comfort zone once a day’. Why? I like my comfort zones. Sitting in a comfy chair, barely dressed, watching TV, or listening to my music, knowing the pub will open soon – luxury. My comforts tend to be quite laid back, lazy and relaxed. Why should I abandon that to take up rock climbing or kick-boxing? That would just leave me thinking I’ll fall from a great height and bruised up from being kicked a lot. I am not with the no pain no gain brigade who think stress and pain equal living. To me no gain is worth pain. I see little point in stressing myself out. I can donate money to those who do run a marathon without feeling obliged to run one myself. Sometimes life draws us out of comfort and complacency; work, searching for work, friends in need, distracting business and sales calls but we can quickly get over that with a nice hot bath – I don’t feel the urge to get over work by being splattered in a paintballing game. My counter-strategy is ‘get into your comfort zones’ and stay there as much as possible – no pain, no gain? Fine, I like my pain-free environment. Masochism is not for me. Arthur Chappell
16 people like this
11 Oct 16
This is certainly one way to look at things. I'm one of those who believe that life happens outside one's comfort zone. I could be wrong, you could be right. You could be wrong, I could be right. Fact is, both of us could be right and wrong at the same time.
• Cochin, India
11 Oct 16
Agree that every one like their comfort zones. Like humans birds and animals have also their own comfort zones. But they have no contract or documents. Man created all. If two person like the same comfort zone , at the same time Problems starts from that point.
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
*high five* buddy! *the highest five ever!* i do think there is a lot we can accomplish even if we are in our comfort zone. ...some people find comfort in being uncomfortable...and that is good for them....i happen to know how to excel at things being in mine.