Gratitude List 04/06/2019: Uncomfortable zone?

Gratitude List 04/06/2019

Today I am grateful I can ask for help.

Today I am grateful I can offer help.

Today I am grateful I can pick up my phone and call.

Today I am grateful I can pray and meditate.

Today I am grateful I can go to the gym.

Today I am grateful I can put pen to paper.

Today I am grateful I can do as I’m asked.

Today I am grateful I can be honest.

Today I am grateful I can admit when I’m wrong.

Today I am grateful I can forgive when harmed.

Today I am grateful I can say no.

The above are a list of things that I find uncomfortable to do. None are within my comfort zone. Too achieve any of them I have had to step out of that zone, show some willingness and put in some diligent effort. After months and months of repetition, some of them are now habitual, some of them I thoroughly enjoy. Every single one of them though is good for me, so why is it I have to step out of my comfort zone to do them?

What I’ve come to realise is this, paradoxically I’m actually stepping out of the ‘uncomfortable’ zone of an addicts mind. An uncomfortable zone that holds me prisoner and stops me progressing. All the things above are spiritually good for me, they shouldn’t be things I resist doing. Too many times have I put these things off again and again to my own detriment. No more.

This slight change of mindset has made these suggestions more appealing to me. In short, my comfort zone is bloody uncomfortable, so I need to get out as often as I can!

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