Have you ever been through a phase in your life where it appears as if you are moving out of your comfort zone?
Just when you thought everything is perfect, your routine established , then change comes.
This change is not always desirable or easy to handle.
Most times it is uncomfortable, you feel like you have been stretched.
I have been there and I can categorically tell you that I really did not like it.
However, I found so much fulfillment outside my comfort zone that the stretching is worth it.
These are tips I found really valuable during transitions in my life, hope you find them useful too.
Stretching may be uncomfortable but beneficial :
Knowing with certainty in your heart that growth and progress lie outside of your comfort zone is encouraging.
Beyond the stretching and the discomfort that may come with it lie your desired end.
Think about adopting a new exercise regimen,
After your first exercise routine, you feel the pain and discomfort that comes with exercise muscles being worked on for the first time.
No matter how you feel after the first exercise routine, if you persevere the discomfort will disappear and your well toned muscles will emerge.
The same thing applies to our lives as well. When you persevere, not only will the pain become a thing of the past but your life will be moved to a whole new level.
No matter what the going feels like right now, remember this:
“ Tough times never last but tough people do”- Robert Schuler
Keep the end in mind and fully understand all things are working for your good.
Transition period could be emotionally draining and thoughts of quitting may persist.
It is important to stay motivated now, more than ever.
Using the analogy of an exercise regimen used earlier.
When adopting a new exercise regimen, some practical things keep you going when you feel like quitting.
Having a coach or finding peer support keeps you motivated.
I remember when I started running, running with a friend was quite helpful to me.
Even if you do not have a personal coach, find motivational resources online or videos on YouTube to listen to.
You can even look at your self in the mirror and encourage yourself. Declare the desired end, even when nothing looks like it right now.
Call yourself what you want to be and begin to create the world you desire with your words.
Believe in yourself and believe in God and nothing will be impossible to you!!