You know what they say: life begins outside of your comfort zone. This is entirely true. If you never venture outside of your comfort zone, then you likely won’t learn anything new, meet anybody new, or have any experiences to shout about. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is key if you want to grow as a person and live an exciting life.
Below, you’ll find a few quick tips to get out of your comfort zone.
Do One Small Thing That Scares You Each Day
Try to do one small thing that scares you each day. Start a conversation with a stranger. Go and use the weights section of the gym. These small wins will compound and help you to build confidence in yourself, and eventually, you’ll find yourself doing unbelievable things that you never thought you’d do.
Say ‘Yes!’ To Life
Do you find yourself saying ‘no’ to various opportunities? Of course, if your gut is telling you that something is amiss, you should say no. However, more often than not, you might simply say no as you are scared to take a single step out of your comfort zone.
Pay close attention to the opportunities offered to you and grab them with both hands. Whether you’ve been asked to go and try out a few rainy day dates or to moonlight as a Disney Prince/Princess at a children’s party, do it if it could be fun. You never know who you might meet!
Visualize The Person You Want To Be
Have a clear picture in your head of the person you want to be and the life you want to lead. Visualize it in as much detail as possible. When you do this, you can begin identity shifting into that person.
What would they do? How would they act? This is how you eventually become the person you want to end up as! All you have to do when you know who they are is live like them. Feel like them, think like them, and you will become them. It really works.
Feel The Fear And Do it Anyway
You’re going to be scared. Even professionally trained and experienced singers and actors get scared before taking the stage. Fear is normal. You’re not a robot or a psychopath! The key is to feel the fear and do it anyway. You can’t let that fear stop you. You’ll feel so much better once you have done whatever it is, too – whether that’s bungee jumping or speaking to a stranger.
The thing about fear is that only sometimes is it stopping us from doing something that’s actually dangerous. Most of the time, it’s a hint that if we were to do something, it would be worthwhile because we would grow. This is something to consider the next time you feel like saying no to a date with that cool person or no to going somewhere new with a friend.
Life begins outside of your comfort zone – how will you step out of it today?