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The Comfort Zone: A Place of Alignment and Balance

As someone who tries to bring intentionality, peace of mind, and slow living into my every day, I don’t feel attracted to the idea that to grow, I have to be uncomfortable or do things that don’t align with my soul.

I don’t know what gave strength to the idea that uncertainty, discomfort, and stress are synonymous with growth. It seems as if we are supposed to constantly be waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

I think there is a misconception that being in your comfort zone means that you are in a state of unfulfillment, stagnation, or lack of purpose. 

On the contrary, the comfort zone is a place of alignment and balance. Being in your comfort zone means that you’re in a state of peace and calm. This is a place in your life where you feel secure and where you know yourself and your values. It allows you to have a clear vision of what you want, and you feel confident and committed to making every day an opportunity to grow, learn, and pursue your passions. 

Feeling that your life is at a standstill is what brings dissatisfaction. But this is actually a reflection of being in an uncomfortable zone. You are out of alignment, and you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and apprehensive.

The comfort zone:  a place of alignment and balance

Every step you take towards building your dream life has to be intentional, purposeful, and sustainable. It has to bring you peace and happiness. There is nothing amiss about a gentle and soft life. So, instead of having that constant voice telling you that you have to throw away or change things just for the sake of disruption, let’s embrace and appreciate the opportunity of living a gratifying life. 

The comfort zone doesn’t happen by fate. It is a combination of effort, commitment, and intentional decisions that will get you there. The peaceful life that it provides is the raison d'être.

Therefore, it’s necessary to desist from incessantly wanting to alter our lives and selves, never being satisfied, and always competing and comparing. This insatiable greed for change, powered by the idea that we are not enough as we are, has us constantly pushing for a state of improvement that knows no end because, even before you reach the destination, you are already thinking about the next thing you have to alter. 

I think it’s time we surrender to feeling content with who we are and what we have, learn to appreciate the simple, slow life, and delight in being comfortable knowing what to expect, enjoying the present, and accepting our moment in life.

Being comfortable allows you to be intentional, mindful, and grateful for your life. This is a place where you learn that your experiences are worthy of being cherished. The comfort zone is where you start to experience transformative growth. 


Until next time.

Gabriela Fernández


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