Comfort zones... we are told incessantly to step out of them. At least, I always tell my kids to do that. To challenge themselves.
But please, your comfort zone is not a bad thing. It's your natural state and sometimes leaving it may give you increased risk and anxiety. That can have positive and negative results.
We all need space where we're the least anxious and stressed... so that when we DO step out, we can understand the benefits we get when we leave it.
When stepping out of your comfort zone:
You'll be more productive
You'll have an easier time dealing with new and unexpected changes
You'll find it easier to push your boundaries in the future
You'll find it easier to brainstorm and harness your creativity
Outside your comfort zone can be a good place to be, if you don't tip the scales too far.
Don't paralyze yourself. Maybe meditation pushes you out of your comfort zone just as much as bungee jumping. The goal isn't to become an adrenaline junkie — you just want to learn what you're really capable of.
That's another reason why it's important to return to that comfort zone and just relax. Just don't forget to bring back as much as you can carry from those inspired, creative, productive, and slightly uncomfortable moments when you do.
Today is the new moon and the perfect time to do something new. Take a baby step.
But, if you want to remain comfortable today, step back. That's okay, too.