Outside the box...out of your comfort zone...shake things up! Those are all just a few saying we have heard in our lifetimes refering to change and what is positive for the soul. Perhaps my favorite of all time however is “ Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”, said by personal trainer turned celebrity, Jillian Michaels, those words could not ring anymore true. We as people like the idea of comfort. We like knowing what is before us and the idea of routine. Afterall if you know how to do something and do it well it builds confidence and allows you to shine brighter. However what it often does not allow you to do is branch out and grow. When I say grow I mean in different forms, through different outlets. Most of us may not be exactly happy with everything that we are doing in life. A lot of times this unhappiness is the mundane routine of our jobs that we feel we need to stay at because it is our source of income and means for survival. Lets face it, it also is what allows us to take vacations and buy the finer things in life. But how do you know that there is something else that you are extremely talented at, that you enjoy doing if you never branch out and explore the unknown also known as the uncomfortable? The fact is you don’t. But most of us stay within the boundry lines of our daily routine, our job we may hate and the city we live in because it is what we know.
The first thing you need to remind yourself if you find that you are one of these people(most of us are) is “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” Realize that sometimes in order to grow we have to believe in ourselves and trust our abilities to make a change and find what truly makes us happy. Life is way too short to never explore,to never really get out there and take leaps and risks. Life should not just be an existence but a happy enjoyable time here on this Earth surrounded by the people we love and care about.
Make it your daily mantra. Repeat it to yourself when you feel the depths of routine weighing down on you. Today is the day to “GET COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE” We only get this one life…. start living it to it’s fullest potential!