Comfort: The Good And The Bad

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By Laura Becker

Original Source: goodmenproject.com

I learned something new in therapy a while ago.

I don’t recall what we were talking about, but the moral of the story is that feeling comfortable and staying in “the known” isn’t always a good thing.

“THE KNOWN” IS COMFORTING

As human beings, we are creatures of comfort. We get into our routines and habits and do the same things – day in, day out. And for the most part this is fine. It gets us from Point A to Point B and helps us get through our days. Most of us need that structure.

But I’ve learned recently that these comforting tactics aren’t always good for us. Let me give you a for instance.

I’m a recovering alcoholic. But my brain tells me that there is some comfort in going out and getting plastered. It is what I once…click here to continue reading

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