It has been said that people can get used to almost anything. If it happens gradually over time and in small enough increments, this seems to be true. And, when you become used to things being a certain way, you develop what is called a comfort zone around them. When you are in your comfort zone, you don’t really have to think too much about it.
If you are used to cleaning up your house every day because you like things neat and tidy, it will put you out of your comfort zone to wake up in the morning and see a sink full of dirty dishes. You will generally make sure that doesn’t happen, or spend your time ignoring your kitchen, walking every which way but through it. If, on the other hand, you are used to seeing a sink full of dirty dishes every morning when you get up, it won’t bother you at all.
If you are expecting guests to your home, the things you have gotten used to and comfortable with may suddenly become very un-comfortable. “That’s okay for me,” you may think, “but I don’t want my guests to see it like that.” Do you know people who go on crash diets before a school reunion or other special event? This is the same type of thing. It’s “good enough” for every day, but not for special occasions.
Take a look at the different aspects of your life. Are there things you have gotten used to, bit by bit, that surprise you a little now? Give up the facade for your guests! You are worthy of the same consideration and the same high standards you display for others. It’s high time to turn those “special occasions” into everyday occurrences!
What are the things in your life that you have gotten used to, things that are not to your standards? It is time to make a comfort zone change!