I WENT ICE SKATING FOR THE FIRST TIME: GETTING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE AGAIN
Getting out of your comfort zone by trying something new helps with codependency issues. You are practicing independence, especially when you try it alone. Before getting on the ice, it feels so easy to stand. Once on the ice, you feel no resistance. It feels very different from rollerblading. The ones I have on in the photo are hockey skates. I was told they are easier for beginners than ice skates. After freaking out about the feel from first getting on the ice, I did about three rounds and I got a little bored. It feels to me like a social sport you can do with friends, family or on a date rather than alone. I think that is why I got bored quickly. I wanted someone to be playful with by pushing me around. So, I do recommend asking a friend to join you. If you have no friends, it is ok to go alone like I did. Can't say you can find someone there to join you to give you a push or hold your hand because of covid at the moment, but try it if you haven't. Through ice skating, I learned more about myself. I prefer the feel of rollerblading and I enjoy rollerblading alone. The next time I go ice skating will be with a friend for sure. The benefits of doing social activities are that you can build healthy relationships through connection, which helps with motivation and integrity. So, make sure to find people you vibe with who are healthy for you to be around.