Pic by Franzi.
Comfort zones are a topic that’s on my mind for quite some time now. What exactly does that mean, a comfort zone? Wikipedia says:
“The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk.”
I guess, that pretty much fits my own definition and I believe that comfort zones are both, good and bad, for us. They guarantee that we can deal with our everyday lifes, but on the same time they prevent us to try out new things, to risk something. I do have my own comfort zones … small ones like my tradition to meet up every Saturday night with friends and watch my favorite crime series and thus, finishing every weekend like the one before. This calms me down, makes me happy and gives me enough power to kick-start into the new week. Then, there are the big ones. Like Osnabrück, the city I’m living in for the last 13 (!) years. Here are my friends, I know how the city works, I can go everywhere by bike. But is this really good for me? It doesn’t feel wrong most of the times. I am happy here. But then I have to ask myself if moving wouldn’t allow me to discover even more about the world and – more importantly – about myself. Are those big comfort zone existing to be left? To step out of them and to look for new adventures? I don’t know the answer yet…
Do you have your own comfort zones? Are you loving or hating them?
I wish you a perfect start into a new week, filled with lots of amazing (& comfortable) moments!
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