I Think I Might Be Scared Of My Comfort Zone.

I have a love-hate relationship with my comfort zone.

On one hand, I like my comfort zone because it makes me feel as if I am in control.

When I am inside my comfort zone, I feel confident, stable and grounded.

On the other hand, if I stay inside my comfort zone for an extended period of time, I start to feel guilty.

I get anxious that I’m not progressing or developing in any way, that I’m letting myself down and that my life isn’t going anywhere.

At this point, I start to resent my comfort zone.

I worry that my tendency to stay within my comfort zone is causing me to miss out on important life experiences and preventing me from fulfilling my potential.

My comfort zone transforms into my FOMO zone.

Eventually, the anxiety of staying inside my comfort zone becomes so huge that it overwhelms my fear of straying outside of it.

At this point, I make a concerted effort seek out activities that scare me in an attempt to push myself outside of my comfort zone.

I like to imagine that I’m an astronaut taking one small step into the unknown depths of space when, in reality, I’m probably just taking a phone call from an unknown caller ID.

astronaut_LI (3)astronaut_LI (3)If you enjoyed this post, feel free to check out some of my other posts. For more blog posts and drawings, you can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

9 thoughts on “I Think I Might Be Scared Of My Comfort Zone.

  1. Ahh yep!

    Thankfully, I’ve gotten comfortable in my comfort zone. Life has a way of poking me when needed so I don’t try to step into a wall of spears anymore to poke myself 😀

    And once again, your drawing at the end, priceless!

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  2. Joanne you’ve been blessed with one of the greatest gifts, the talent and ability to make people laugh so hard they fall out of their chair. You may be the only cartoonist that should consider liability insurance. Blessings, mike and lori.


  3. As a fellow drawer, (or artist or ink stud (in my mind!)), I appreciate your posts! I have drawn from an early age, though you can’t tell from my pitiable renderings, and it has always been my go-to for expression. I have always felt blessed to be able to do so. It is a gift that you have and I hope you will keep honing and refining it!

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