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Naturally, we tend to do things the same old way because it’s comfortable. We stay in our comfort zone because that’s what we’re really good at it. It’s familiar like sticking to a routine for a while, keeping the same job, or even having the same friends without branching out. But the risk in staying firmly inside our comfort zone is that it creates barriers. And I don’t want that for you. I want you to take those walls down and experience new things you never thought were possible. Sometimes you might even surprise yourself, grow and learn from little challenges to get out of your comfort zone.
But how do we do this? How do we get out of our comfort zone?
Face your fears
I found that some things people are fearful of are not tangible one, they are feelings. Take me for example, at times I am scared to be too sensitive, emotional or vulnerable. Because opening yourself up can lead to embarrassment or rejection. But I’ve learned that if you don’t put yourself out there no matter the circumstances, then you could be loosing the chance for growth. Things I’m afraid to do are often the things that have the greatest potential to expand my life. Walk up to someone at the grocery store, ask an older couple how they met, or strike a conversation with someone at a bar. Those minor actions go a long way to better yourself. Making that type of a commitment has been the reason for a deep level of personal satisfaction.
Just say ‘YES!’
I get it, I get it… you’re exhausted from a long day at work and all you want to do is lounge on the couch watching Netflix. On this particular night you get an invite from your sibling, friend, or spouse to go to the movies, have dinner, or go dancing… why not?! Go! Just say yes! If the majority of you nights are predictable then switch it up at least one night of each week. You’ll have a great time & i’m sure you’re great company too.
Create a bucket list
This list could be a physical one that you jot down, or a mental one. Just think of anything you would love to do. Very important though, make it a realistic one, not something wild like going to the North Pole to visit Santa Clause. Also, try to include tasks that’ll change your routine in your daily life.
It sounds short, sweet and simple, but the three ‘hows’ listed above are the core ways of how you’ll actually get this done. There are many tasks you can do to branch out, like trying a new dish at a restaurant, do karaoke, learn a new hobby, wear something different you normally wouldn’t wear, & more!
I encourage you to do this 30 Day Challenge to help you see your own potential. It provides specific full detailed daily tasks for 30 days that will help you get the confidence you need to get out of your comfort zone!