It is very easy for us to remain in the same routine day after day. But what happens when you move outside your comfort zone? Well…amazing things can happen. You will start seeing the world in a different way. You can also build your confidence.
Find out why moving outside your comfort zone could be the best thing you do this year 🙂
What Is The Comfort Zone and why are we in it?
According to the Psychology Spot, a comfort zone is “a safe space where we don’t risk, but neither do we grow…”.
When you read it like that, it can almost seem a little bit boring! So, why do we decide to stay in our comfort zone and not push ourselves? Because it is easy and familiar! We feel so comfortable there is no need to change anything.
Why Should You Move Outside Your Comfort Zone?
But in order to progress in life, we need to do something different. If we do the same thing over and over and again, we will have the same results. This familiarity can be comforting. But if we want to grow, we need to be willing to change.
So, how do we push ourselves to make that first move and step out into the unknown?
It can be scary and cause a lot of fear. But there are so many benefits, it is worth taking the risk.
Here are some of the amazing benefits that you can look forward to:-
- Build new relationships with new people
- Push your boundaries and increase your confidence
- Learn and new skill or talent
- Grow as a person
- You realise that change can be good
- New opportunities personally and professionally
How Can You Move Outside Your Comfort Zone?
So, you are ready to make the first step and go for it! What can you do? Luckily, there are hundreds of ways you can make a change in your life. You can step outside your comfort zone right now.
I am sure you have an idea of what want to do. You may have to build yourself up to it. But, however you get there, there is no need to stress about it. The only thing that is important … is that you do it.
Here are some examples to give you inspiration:-
- Read a book in a genre you have never read before. Challenge yourself to think differently.
- Join a new exercise class/group by yourself.
- Make a list of challenges that scare you and aim to complete one every month.
- Start conversations with new people in different settings.
- Go to a networking event.
- Learn a new language and use it.
- Work with a Life Coach and find out more about yourself.
- Try new roles at work.
- Do some voluntary work.
- Go to a new location in your city/town/village.
- Learn a new skill.
Anything Is Possible…
Anything and everything are possible if you are willing to give it a go. Age is no barrier and no excuse. Read this article, and learn how four family members pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and educated themselves to achieve more.
Moving out of your comfort zone can be a life-changing experience. Once you have done it there is no point in going backward. Keep moving forward and enjoy the new you!
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Stay positive and enjoy the challenges ahead! All the best, Sally.
Sally Leslie is a personal development blogger, coach, and freelance content writer. She is passionate about helping people think differently and grow. She creates content for B2B, B2C companies, and entrepreneurs. She has a degree in PR, and a background in business development, customer service, and sales. Lover of plants, freedom, and football!