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Comfort Zones

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Each of us has our own Comfort Zone which, more than actual place, is psychological / emotional / behavioral construct that defines routine of our daily life. Being in Comfort Zone implies familiarity, safety, and security. It describes patterned world of our existence, keeps us relatively comfortable and calm, and helps us stay emotionally even, free from anxiety and worry to great degree. Creating Comfort Zone is healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our Comfort Zone when it is time to transition, and transform. Experiencing little stress and anxiety now and then is good thing, too. If ALL you ever do is stay wrap in your little cocoon, keeping warm and cozy, you may be missing out on lot, like new experiences, challenges, and risks. And looking at bigger picture, if you step out of your Comfort Zone, you may experience difficulty making change or transitioning, growing, and ultimately, transforming; in other words, ALL those things that define who you are and give your life meaning. Very simply, what we fear most about challenging ourselves is that we may FAIL and or get hurt. But most of us have ability to rise to occasion, overcome hurdles and obstacles, and actually succeed in accomplishing something new and challenging. In my book Transitions, I describe major life change and how I was affected and changed by it. Many years ago, my husband had wonderful job opportunity that promised to be very fulfilling, but it meant that we had to move across country. Physical move would be hard for both of us, but my husband would be going to safety of job and familiarity of work environment. It would much harder for me. I close my New York - base practice, leave my hospital affiliation of many years, sell my weekend in Connecticut, and leave behind my family and many dear friends. Essentially, except for my husband, none of externals with which I identify was making journey west with me. Look on one hand, I was free; look on another, had lost my home. Was I out My Comfort Zone? You bet. For first time in longer than I could remember, I had lot of time on my hands. In my new I know few people. Immersing myself immediately in work was beyond question, since California has its own requirements for physicians. Without comfort of ALL my old rolesdoctor, mother, daughter, friendI, was suddenly just person. Wandering anonymously around San Francisco, I often ask Who are you now? There was exhilarating freedom in not having to meet anyone's but it was also disorienting to be thrown so totally back on myself. I was often lonely. Psychological and emotional I was sure I was doing with found their way back into my consciousness.

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Comfort Zones: An Alternative Perspective

If you want be creative, you 've got to step out of your Comfort Zone, right? If you look at great authors, artists and composers throughout history, you will see that they almost universally work in their or studies and often keep strict routines. In other words, they not only work within comfort zones, but they very comfortable comfort zones. You should do same when you need to be creative. But first, it helps to understand what Comfort Zone is. In his paper, from Comfort Zone to Performance Management, Alasdair White, defines Comfort Zone as in nutshell, then, Comfort Zone is environment or situation where you minimize anxiety. Now think about where you most creative. Typical answers might include taking walk, taking bath or relaxing in your favourite armchair. These are all very comfortable, familiar and low anxiety places! From creative perspective, that makes sense. When you comfortable and unthreatened, you can relax and your mind can wander. This happens to be ideal creative thinking mode in part because it allows your mind to relax, which, in turn, allows it to make kinds of unexpected connections that result in creative ideas and it relaxes its censorship mode, allowing more unusual ideas to take shape than they normally do. If, on other hand, you are in even slightly anxious state, it is likely that your will stop relaxing, focus more and censor unusual thinking more severely. Does this mean that stepping out of your Comfort Zone is bad thing? Not at all! You should regularly get of your Comfort Zone, but not when you want to be creative. Getting out your Comfort Zone generally results in new experiences and learning. This provides your mind with raw material that can be to formulate creative ideas when you are relaxing in your Comfort Zone. Moreover, it seems people tend to be most productive when they are out of their Comfort but not in high anxiety situation;s state called optimal anxiety. Although people work at steady level of anxiety in their comfort zones, they seem to push harder and learn better when in state of optimal anxiety. What all this means is that it important to step out of your Comfort Zone regularly in order to gain new experience, new perspectives and new insights. However, when it comes time to use your imagination to be constructively creative, it is best to find your most comfortable of comfort zones and set your mind free.

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Cost/Benefit Analysis

Dr Zhang told Cooling Post: From research point of view, there is no empirical evidence that this temperature should be maintain. In effect, it is inconsistent with already - established comfort benchmarks such as ASHRAE 55 - 2017, which recommends summer time thermal comfort zone of - 26C. I would say 23 - 26 is safe summer temperature set point for western developed countries. Dr Zhang argues that implemention of extend - U in indoor climate control could lead to substantial reductions in building energy demand, since it permits heating and cooling set - point dead band to expand across full width of thermal comfort zone. Use of personal comfort systems further extend thermostat setpoint range beyond comfort zone. Team Also Questioned Cost - Benefit Analysis And What They Say Is So - Called Productivity Loss Due To Adverse Temperatures. Arithmetic relationships have been proposed by different researchers to quantify productivity decrement percentage terms as room temperature deviates from temperature optimum, Dr Zhang say. These functions have then often subject to cost - benefit analysis that trades off costs of lose productivity from buildings workforce against costs of variations in building and building services design, retrofits, and operational facility management practices. However, temperature effects on productivity be readily quantified, particularly with simulated performance tests, she maintain. For one reason, simulated performance tasks do not accurately represent nature of real work carried out in actual workplaces. For another, effects of other factors of productivity environmental factors cannot be eliminated from research design. Dr Zhang says practical implications of temperature effects on performance or productivity relate to we manage and control our buildings. Invert - U Model Encourages Facility Managers To Specify Heating And Cooling Set Points As Close Together As Technology Permits; However, According To Extend - U Model, Indoor Thermal Environments Can Be Controlled Much Less Stringently Than Is Currently Practice, She Say. Contrary to - U function that has incurred horrendous waste of energy, extend - U relationship has huge potential in building energy conservation. Therefore, facility managers and building service engineers need to recognise that indoor temperatures spanning full range of thermal comfort zone are serviceable instead of blindly pursuing speciously defined single - temperature optimum. Study - Effects moderate thermal environments on cognitive performance: multidisciplinary review - has been published in Applied Energy.

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