Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. I keep thinking I should have listened to that voice in my head that was telling me to just stay in my bed on Monday, in my save place that wasn’t going to hurt me or let me down. That is the problem with the allure of the comfort zone, if you have spent a lifetime dealing with hurt and pain caused by others, then why the fuck go out and risk that happening? You create your comfort zone, but what can start off as something positive, can turn into a prison of your own making.
Instead, I faced the world and yeah there was some shit moments and points in the last few days where I have thought about changing my name and go and live on a desert island with a bunch of books to keep me company. But it helped me learn something this week that I wouldn’t have learned if I stayed at home. That is, that a few bad moments does not make it a bad day and we shouldn’t let them take away from the tiny victories we have accomplished throughout the day.
Which leads me to my tip of the day –
Don’t let anxiety keep you prisoner in your comfort zone.
Yeah, I could have stayed home and had no drama and zero interaction that wasn’t behind a screen while being in my pajamas and drinking tea until my heart’s content. Sounds like a fucking dream, but what would I have got from doing this? How would I have faced fears? Or even grow from negative shit that happens? Because we can’t avoid it forever negative shit happens no matter how much with dig ourselves into our comfort zone. You are just trying to avoid the inevitable aka procrastinating with life.
So when it comes down to it I am glad I didn’t listen to the voice that was trying to draw me into the comfort zone like a mermaid drawing sailors to the sea. Sooner or later we have to break free from the comfort zone, I am not saying give it up forever you can stop by for a visit now and then but it is not a great place to live permanently.
Maybe it can be like a vacation home for when things get too much, take a day or 2 in your comfort zone to just recharge the old batteries because we need a break now and then just remember don’t let anxiety keep you a prisoner there.