The Gift Of Being Uncomfortable
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Up until fairly recently, my days flowed into one another with a dulling similarity. Then I had a very traumatic experience that caused me to retreat from society and into myself. Even something simple like getting out the door to go get my mail was anxiety inducing, so I'm sure you can imagine how white-knuckled I would get going to say the doctor's office or the grocery store.
Then I discovered SparkPeople. In starting slowly and becoming confident in my ability to accomplish small goals, I became bolder and tackled larger goals. I wasn't really sure what would happen, but I pushed myself and began to see results. Two and one half months down the road, I'm amazed at where I am and what I've accomplished. And I've realized that in order to grow, I need to continue to step outside my comfort zone.
Because of the confidence I've gained from SparkPeople, my social horizons have also expanded. Sometimes I still feel like I'm pushing myself out the door, but once I get somewhere I'm fine. The best part is meeting new people and having fun - something I haven't done for quite a while. And all of this is because I've been given a gift - that challenge to grow and to change. And no matter how uncomfortable it is to me, I know now that I can overcome my fear.