Sitting at an outdoor cafe with friends in Thailand, I was astonished when a parade of lavishly sequined elephants paraded past. Not something you see in Sydney!! I love these memorable moments of travel, when something completely unexpected and wonderful occurs. I have never forgotten my astonishment and joy as the parade slowly went by, sequins glittering with every step.
Each of us has our own “comfort zone” which, more than an actual place, is a psychological/emotional/ behavioural construct that defines the routine of our daily life. Being in one’s comfort zone implies familiarity, safety, and security. Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it’s time to transition, grow, and transform. Leaving your comfort zone regularly opens you to novelty, helps you deal with change, provides mental stimulation, an opportunity to grow, increases open mindedness and provides enjoyment.
Worth thinking about.
June Gay Psychologist