So we're one week into 2018 and I want to know...how are you doing with your resolutions?
So far, I have read my Bible and my January book every night, I've done some awesome trainings and pushed myself out of my comfort zone in my business, and I've changed my morning routine so the first thing I do isn't grab my phone and surf social media (anyone else guilty of this?!).
I know it won't happen overnight, but these are changes I hope to implement and continue well into 2018. I have three books already set aside for the next few months, so I have no excuses!!
And I know...I get it. Change isn't easy. It can be downright scary. But it is also so worth it.
So let's hear it...how are you doing? Leave me a comment or message me, because I'd love to know!
Okay - so now that that's out of the way...let's talk comfort zones. Where is yours? Where have you been sitting in your comfort zone?
I had a very large comfort zone. For a long time. And it took me even longer to gain the courage to leave it.
Now, to be clear, I didn't know that I was sitting pretty in the center of my comfort zone. All I knew was that I was unhappy at where I was in life. And I didn't know how to change it.
I'd worked for the government since I graduated college. It was all I'd ever known. My mom worked for the government and my step-dad was in the military (aka, government). It was a solid government job with great benefits and pretty darn good pay. And some parts of the job were amazing.
However (there's always a however, LOL), something just wasn't right. I found any reason to avoid going to work - as in, I called in sick, often, and I worked from home or from another office of a fellow agency. And when I was off work, it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I was happier and I felt lighter. I could 100% feel the difference. I dreaded the day when I had to go back to work.
Somewhere along my journey, I started questioning the status quo. I started questioning my comfort zone. Because you see, I was no longer comfortable there. I was downright miserable.
And it took me awhile...about 2 years, really, to find the courage to make the ultimate move. With just under 12 years of government service, I walked away. I quit my job.
And while it was terrifying, it was also so freeing. I had no idea what my future would hold, but I knew that without making that huge change, nothing would actually change.
Remember...nothing changes if nothing changes.
So what comfort zone have you been stuck in? Where have you been unhappy or unsettled? Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not telling you to quit your job or do something drastic without a plan in place, but knowing there is something amiss is half the battle! And yes, I had a plan in place when I walked away, but much like anything, plans changed and I am in a different place than I originally intended. A MUCH better place, I may add!
So I challenge you...find the magic. Get out of your comfort zone. Even if it's just one toe dipping outside of the bubble.
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,