Stare at an object long enough and your brain builds a blind spot to it. It is constantly repeating sensory input, and the brain doesn’t need to spend any further energy letting you know it’s there. This is a factor in another mental, physical or emotional phenomenon – a comfort zone. Read on.
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. In fact, you will barely even notice the sink.
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 various aspects of your life. Are there things you have gotten used to, bit by bit, that surprise you a little now? You want to remember that 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 the standards you want to be known for? It is time to make a comfort zone change! Just do it for yourself — because you are worth it!