Lean a little closer.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

For some people their comfort zone is playing it safe. For some people they have learned that what is familiar and known feels good and the desire to receive more isn’t there.

For some people their comfort zone is playing it safe. For some people they have learned that what is familiar and known isn’t satisfying and they desire a life in which they receive more.

For some people their comfort zone is chaos. For some people they have learned that testing and pushing the limits is exciting or invigorating and going with the flow or even finding the flow isn’t what they want.

For some people their comfort zone is chaos. For some people they have learned that testing and pushing the limits is no longer exciting or invigorating and going with the flow or even finding the flow is what they want.

I’m pretty sure there’s other versions of people but this list ends here.

I think about relationships. A LOT. I think about the relationships that are active in my life today, what those relationships might look like in the future and relationships that I’ve had in the past. Our lives are full of relationships and most of our challenges and successes are related to the relationships in our lives. Our actions no not occur in a vacuum; they affect other people! Sometimes that looks like action and sometimes it’s inaction.

The end of your comfort zone- in regards to relationships- maybe that needs to start looking like prioritizing the relationship that you have with yourself and recognizing that all relationships spring off from there. Sometimes that will look like you interacting with others openly because that’s what you feel you need and sometimes that will look like you taking a more reserved position. Both valid. Both healthy.

What is important is that you make intentional choices. Recognize where you are in your life, how you got there, what you want and then what you need to do to either maintain or change. Neither option is more important than the other. Sometimes staying is harder than changing. Sometimes learning to be grateful and satisfied with the life that is yours takes more focus and determination than change. And sometimes you’re right on the edge of the change you need and all you need to do is to take it!

Lean in.

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