It is essential to reflect on what no longer is working for you to eliminate whatever is holding you back. Moving beyond the safe and familiar is essential for your spiritual growth. It is when you learn to listen to your intuition and connect to your Higher Self.

Neuroscience now explains how you become what you repeatedly do, that is the power of your daily habits.

Wondering why it has been so hard for you to break your old patterns lately? Comfort zone feels home.

The comfort zone could be the sofa in the living room where we prefer to stay instead of going out to explore the world, the shops where we always buy, the work we have been doing for more than 10 years or the tourist destination we return to year after year. However, it is also our same way of responding to a criticism, to face the opportunities that involve risks and even the way to relate to our partner and parents.

The comfort zone is a safe space where you don’t risk, but neither do you grow.

It keeps you relatively comfortable and calm, and sometimes it helps you staying emotionally even, free from anxiety and worry to a great degree. Creating a comfort zone is in fact a coping mechanism for stress for many.

Therefore, it can become the perfect excuse not to do, not risk, not grow, and ultimately, not live.

It may seem overwhelming to leave your comfort zone and change everything at once. Perhaps instead of thinking of the ‘big picture’, break down what you want or need to accomplish this week by making small changes…very small changes.

You don’t have to have all figured out to move forward, just take the next step. Perhaps this week you could say to yourself – ‘Only for today, instead of watching Netflix this evening, I am going to go for a walk’. Break the habit and feel the magic!

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought: ‘I release the need for this in my life’.