Everyone has a state of mind where they can coast through life without exerting much effort. It is easy. There will be no struggle to navigate the boundaries of your existence. No surprises, no hiccups, time moves from moment to moment being as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.
And yet . . .
As much as we all love the familiar, is it really living to ‘get up, go to work, come home, watch tv and go to bed, then repeat’ day after day? Not that there is anything wrong with a routine. Millions of people subscribe to it. Yet, in order to grow as human beings, we must have a shake-up every once in a while.
Some people will baulk at this claiming, ‘I don’t want any traumas’ and I, wholeheartedly, agree with the sentiment. Dealing with new and unexpected circumstances does not necessarily equal bad or detrimental situations. Moving away from the norm can lead to some life-changing, beautiful experiences. It is, of course, up to the individual to choose how these uncharted adventures are taken on board.
The trick is to find comfort in oneself. That way, no matter what external forces are put into play, there will be a confidence in one’s personal ability to deal with all conditions. Very few of us, possess such overall self-assurance. Opting, instead, for the simple way, filled with dull routine.
Time to break out!
One’s realm of ease may be the only thing that is standing in the path of future desires. The mundane can be escaped and to remain steadfast in the face of all new incidents will be the driving force behind the handling of it. While pressure from the outside may change, the core of who you are will remain solid. There is an avenue of fun even in the most challenging of events.
Focusing on the negative will undoubtedly bring about pessimistic results. Step back. There is always something to be grateful for. Find it and hang on to it. Good thoughts tend to mutate and before you know it, your comfort zone will have expanded to include experiences which you never dreamed possible before.
Go for it!