I’m comfortable living in my own little world away from problems, fears and pain, but living in said bubble only keeps me fearful, I think.
It’s odd that at times I’ll do an activity out of fear like running (afraid of being obese again) but then shirk away from others like social events (afraid of being rejected).
I know that I put up walls to protect myself from hurt but it also keeps me away from a whack of good feelings/events/what have you.
So is it that I’m protecting myself or am I holding myself back?
I’m thinking it’s more of the latter. I’ve been holding myself back for a long while with weight loss and even improving my fitness. It’s easier to stay in a comfort zone, eat what I want when I want and sit on my couch rather than focusing on healthy eating and getting in each and every run necessary to achieve my goals.
I can pinpoint when it all started, when life threw me a bunch of curveballs, and even though I briefly overcame it last year, I let it envelop me again this year. I can’t live in this bubble anymore.
Living in a bubble is why I’m still saddled with the extra weight. Living in a bubble made my marathon a miserable experience. Living in a bubble prevents me from getting the most out of life.
So it’s time to pop that bad boy and go back to living life.
Are there things that you do for comfort or avoid out of fear?
How do you get over it and prevent it all from interfering with life?