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Comfort Zone

How can the Comfort Zone affect your life?

Neuroscience is a field that helps us understand how the brain works and its connections with human behavior.

It has contributed to understanding the process of getting out of one's comfort zone, in other words, challenging oneself and seeking new experiences, new purposes in life and new achievements.

According to neurologist Antônio Damásio, leaving the comfort zone is related to brain plasticity, i.e. the brain's ability to adapt and change when faced with new stimuli.

This happens because when we set out to do something new, different areas of the brain are activated and start to communicate in different ways.

Neuroscience has therefore helped us to understand how exposure to challenging situations can contribute to our personal and professional development, as it stimulates the creation of new neural connections and the formation of new skills.

It can contribute to the realization of our desires and goals.

But what is the Comfort Zone anyway?

The Comfort Zone is an emotionally safe and familiar place that makes us feel comfortable and protected.

It's where we feel we have control and security over the things we do.

It's that place where we feel comfortable and confident.

I think we can consider the comfort zone to have two aspects:

On the positive side: it becomes essential, making things in our lives automatic, so that human beings can focus on something that is important in their lives, on some achievement, on some goal.

You might think:

A person is attending a high-performance, difficult university. They're staying with their parents, their bills are paid, their food is fed and their clothes are organized. As long as she has all this automated, she can focus on her studies and attend a university with a degree of excellence.

Now imagine the opposite.

This person has to get up in the morning and get involved in a whole series of things, taking them away from their focus, their objective and their goals.

You see?

The comfort zone can be seen as positive, as long as the person is doing well, feeling enjoyable doing the job. However, it has a higher goal

If the person is in the comfort zone, even if the scenario is unfavorable, unsatisfactory and they still remain, you have to think!!!!

The person stays because they feed the fantasy that they are in control of everything, even though it's not what they want or what makes them happy.

They prefer to stay in the familiar, rather than accept the challenge of the unknown, the new, and meet their goals and objectives.

We can also consider that sometimes she is carrying limiting beliefs: I'm not old enough, I won't be able to do it, it's not for me or I don't deserve it...

Sometimes you heard things from your parents, from society, as a child, which, when you grow up, become a fulfilling prophecy, which feed your comfort zone and which you carry with you throughout your life.

Shall we think about it?

Jung said: "Until your unconscious becomes conscious, you will say that everything in your life is destiny".

When we refuse to leave our comfort zone, we lose the opportunity to try new things and learn from new experiences.

There is a limiting belief that tells us that "as it is, it's fine" or "you can't change a winning team", "shade and fresh water", and this can paralyze us and prevent us from achieving the DESIRED CHANGE.

So, my loves, in order to move, change and evolve, we need to develop self-knowledge... challenge ourselves, get out of our comfort zone...

ADMITTING THAT IT WAS ESSENTIAL FOR SOME TIME, in order to prepare ourselves for new achievements...

This can be scary at first, but over time, you'll discover that many of the things you feared were just limiting beliefs (personal, social, religious), making you not believe in yourself.

We need to break the old patterns of limiting beliefs.

Develop empowering, liberating and deserving beliefs!

Develop beliefs that propel you towards your goals and your purpose in life.

To get out of your comfort zone, the FIRST step is to IDENTIFY what's stopping you from taking action.

Often, it's the fear of the unknown or the fear of failure.

We need to understand that failure is part of the learning process and that, by facing new challenges, we are acquiring new skills and experiences that make us stronger and more resilient.

To begin this journey, you can start with small steps.

It's important to set realistic and challenging goals and objectives that motivate you to get out of your comfort zone and look for new opportunities.

To set goals and objectives that help you get out of your comfort zone, I'd like to talk about a few steps.

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1. identify what you want to achieve: clearly define what you want to achieve. It could be a professional, personal, financial or health goal. The important thing is that it's something you really want to achieve.

2. Specify the goal: Once you have identified the goal, you need to specify it. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, specify how many kilos you want to drop and in how much time. If it's to pass a public exam, whether it's for the public defender's office, the public prosecutor's office, etc.

3. Set a deadline: It's important to set a deadline for achieving your goal. This helps keep you focused and motivated, as well as allowing you to monitor your progress.

4. Break it down into steps: To make the goal more achievable, break it down into smaller steps. This helps maintain focus and motivation, as well as making it easier to track progress and change

5. Be realistic: It's important that the goal is realistic and achievable. There's no point in setting a goal that you can't meet. Be honest with yourself and set a goal that is within your means.

For example, if your goal is to lose weight:

You can write it down on a piece of paper:

Goal: To lose weight

Specification: Lose weight by dropping 10 kilos.

Timeframe: 6 months

Step 1: Reduce your intake of high-calorie foods

Step 2: Exercise three times a week

Step 3: Monitor progress with a nutritionist

If your goal is to save money, you can write it down.

Goal: Save money

Specification: Save R$ 20,000.00

Timeframe: 1 year

Step 1: Identify unnecessary expenses

Step 2: Establish a monthly budget

Step 3: Invest in savings or another type of investment

I believe that there comes a time in our lives when we can choose to be patient and persevering.

It's great to learn to celebrate every little achievement, every change. And this is only possible through SELF-KNOWLEDGE.

Think about it.


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