Getting into your Yikes Zone
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|Tue, 09-17-2013 - 1:05pm|
There's a great ski book that's about getting out of your comfort zone in skiing and going to your yikes zone. The author is a riot and she said you have to spend some time in your yikes zone but if you spend too much time there, you'll end up in the scotch zone at the bar. While the book is ski based, it really is about live. She covers people who are always safe and limit themselves. As time goes on, their zone gets smaller and smaller until they're not skiing any more. Or, they get hurt and pull back. Or they get hurt and refuse to pull back and push harder but don't let themselves recover so they end up burning out.
So, the question is, do you get into your yikes zone? When was the last time you did something that you didn't HAVE to do, that made your heart rate go up, just by thinking about it (let's keep it clean here...well, unless it's yikes zone related. In that case, I'll let Karla be the judge on appropriateness)? I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I run into too many movies, books, etc. about middle aged women who find themselves bored in their lives and wanting more. Eat, Pray, Love under the Tuscan sun and all that.
BTW, this is a thought of a business idea that I'm playing with. You all know for me, I live in the yikes zone, or the lie on the couch zone.