Maxi and Ramana joined forces to give us this week's topic - Comfort Zone. You know that place - it's where you feel like you are in control and can accomplish the task at hand quickly and efficiently with a minimum of stress. We all have one - in fact we all undoubtedly have many.
Take my job for example. When I have to write copy for computers, tablets or network products the words flow freely. With digital cameras not so much. That's because I have been involved in the home computer industry since its inception and have written about those products regularly for the last 10 years. Digital cameras on the other hand are the bailiwick of my buddy Robert and he is as comfortable writing about those cameras as I am about computer stuff. If he has to write about computer stuff he struggles a bit.
Musically it will come as no surprise that my comfort zone is pop music, especially that of the sixties and seventies - though I have a degree of proficiency in most decades. But I occasionally step out of my zone to listen to classical music - the complexity is fascinating and oh yeah - much of it sounds pretty darn good. In fact my fave piece of music is a Baroque ditty - give it a listen. It's widely played this time of the year in many places.
Comfort zones and anxiety go hand-in-hand. It's good to expand your zones - step out of the box a bit. That lets us grow as people. Managing your anxiety is a critical element in life and - and it can in many cases be learned. Try doing things differently. Change some habits. Expand your zone. Enhance your life.
That's my quick shack-take on today's exercise. Check out what the other LBC folk have to say - and I'll see ya next week, same bat time, same bat channel