Out on a Limb: Expanding Your Comfort Zone
Recently, a mom (we’ll call her Jenny) complained to me that her daughter, Rose, ate too much junk food. When I asked Jenny some questions about this, she revealed that she had a hard time saying no and setting limits. She admitted, “It’s just easier to give her the cookie than deal with a meltdown.”
Rather than tolerate her own anxiety, embarrassment, or guilt in the moment by setting a limit and sticking to it, Jenny chose to give in to Rose’s demands for junk food (even though she knew the long-term consequences were potentially much worse).
Had Jenny been able to endure a little bit of discomfort, she might have realized that she could handle Rose having a meltdown — and that Rose could handle not having a cookie.
Although stretching outside our comfort zones can sometimes be difficult, doing so allows us to learn, experience new things, and grow.
Changes start with baby steps, so I’m going out on a small limb today, beyond my own comfort zone: I’ve created my first video for you.
After you watch it, leave a comment letting me know what you’re going to do for today’s challenge. I can’t wait to have some company out on a limb!
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