I remember sitting in my car every night with my friend just moping and laughing about how miserable and depressing both of our lives were. I remember us both creating fantasies about the perfect life and talking about how we wanted our sad lives to change. The question we needed to ask ourselves was ‘Did we really want it?’. We had to look at us and what we were already doing. We sat in the car every night. Yeah, I can agree that we did put in what we thought was necessary effort, but was it enough? We were too very comfortable following the same sad, complaining, depressing pattern every night because it was our coping mechanism. Change sounded nice, but the idea of actually achieving those fantasies sounded scary. Everything always went wrong, nothing seemed to work out, and that was our norm. Misery was the only consistent thing in our lives; the only thing we had to look forward to. If we lost that, what and where would we be? That’s when it came to me… Change and comfort can not coexist. If you truly want something, whether it be a new job, new house, new car, or something greater, don’t be afraid to take that first step. This is your sign to step out of your comfort zone and go for it!
— MENTAL HEALTH CHECK —
How are you doing? Have you thought about anything you want to change? Are you too comfortable in the same patterns? Comment below. Remember, we’re all in this together!