You might be giving me the side-eye right now. Thinking to yourself, “What on earth is Comfort Zone Shackles?” I promise, if you continue reading further I will explain to you what Comfort Zone Shackles are, and how you can break free from them.
What is a Comfort Zone?
According to Dictionary.com the Contemporary Definition is
I think most of us would agree with this definition. Your Comfort Zone is a place or feeling where you are most comfortable. It’s the things or surroundings we have come accustomed to. We feel safe in our Comfort Zone because it is familiar, routine, and it’s something we don’t have to put much thought into. It feels good, so why would we ever want to come out of our Comfort Zone? Well, when you add the word Shackles to it, it takes a nice and innocent word and turns it into a scary one!
Nothing about the word Shackles is positive in my option. I immediately think of slavery which will forever be a sore subject for generations to come! Let’s delve more into this awful word!
What are Shackles?
According to Dictionary.com There are various definitions, but the ones that stand out for me are:
Has a light bulb went off yet?
Comfort Zone Shackles are anything in your normal routine that keep you from moving forward in life. They keep you from growing as a person. Comfort Zone Shackles seem innocent initially because
there is no fear of the unknown involved. It covers us with a security blanket that may be warm and cozy, but it doesn’t allow growth! It’s really that strong!
Comfort Zone Shackles want you to stay right where you are. They don’t believe you are capable outside of it’s confines. Let’s keep it real, Comfort Zone Shackles play you for a fool! While you are cozy enjoying the comfort, they are in the background dumbing you down.
Comfort Zone Shackles can be things or people:
- A dead-end career – A career that no longer challenges you. You show up each day like a robot in an assembly line. All because you are scared of being a newbie in another career.
- A significant other – That arm candy you have been dealing with for years that looks good on the outside, but has nothing going on on the inside. You haven’t dropped off the dead weight yet
because you are attached to that person, can’t see yourself without that person, scared to be single, or that person is physically or emotionally abusive. Filling your head up with lies.
- A feeling – A feeling of anxiety or depression that continually whispers, “You can’t do that!” or “Why even try?” The feelings keep you isolated because you are scared of being let down again by people around you. You are so wrapped up in your negative feelings of despair that you have no idea which way is up or down. And you don’t have the strength to even try to get out.
It’s Time to Break The Comfort Zone Shackles!
As I live and breath, I am here to tell you You Can break those Comfort Zone Shackles! It all begins with changing your self-talk. Negative self-talk has you believing lies! It has you scared. Has you believing you’re unworthy, unable, ugly, hopeless, and sad. It has you believing you are alone in this world with no one who can relate to your experiences. Ain’t nothing but a pack of lies!
You Are Able! So begin to tell yourself you are able. You Are Worthy!So begin telling yourself you are worthy. As I found out personally there are MANY people out there who can relate and are eager to have someone to talk to. So begin reaching out, in your community or online. There are wonderful blogs out there that are dedicated to putting a smile on your face or reminding you to love yourself. There are whole communities of people struggling with the same hurt and pain you are. If you don’t feel like talking, or typing, then I urge you to read. Feed your brain with positive seeds of healing and watch as they begin to grow. Before you know it Comfort Zone Shackles will no longer be a stronghold.
Tell yourself you are royalty. Hold your head high and be proud of what you have accomplished in life, no matter how big or how small. Have Faith that the Comfort Zone Shackles WILL fall off! And get ready! Those Comfort Zone Shackles will fall off baby!! One by one. Step by Step, as you break out of your Comfort Zone Shackles. You can do it!!
So What Do You Think?
Do you fill encouraged now? Are you pumped up! Do you realize you are way stronger than you think? If the answer is yes, let me know. Like this post, comment, share, and subscribe. You are also welcome to check out my Facebook Group: The Advocacy Garden a small community of hope, motivation, and education. Talk to you later Roses!