How to start living outside your Comfort Zone.
Updated: Aug 21
Are you bored with life or with your circumstances? Are you feeling like something needs to change? You might feel happy, but just not fulfilled. It probably just means you're ready to live outside of your comfort zone.
Do you know what it means to live in your Comfort zone? In the field of personal development, it is the penalty-box or your personal prison. It's the place where you do the same things and hope to be fulfilled. Many people are okay with living here, but those people probably don't read this blog. 🤔 Perhaps they should, but who am I to judge anyone else's journey?
In this blog post, we're going to explore how to get comfortable living outside of your comfort zone. Someone is reading this thinking why should I leave my comfort zone, it's comfortable there. You don’t have to do anything at all, but when you're ready, you will. And, my darling, there is a whole community of people who want to see you grow.
When you are ready to start living outside of your comfort zone it will feel like an impossible feat. Start by saying to yourself that it's a learning process and you will figure it out as you go along. Here are some tips on how to live outside your comfort zone.
In life and in love you have a choice of playing it safe or playing to win. Sometimes you just have to know which game to play.
1. Think long-term and focus on overall happiness. You can't be happy every day, but your overall happiness is very important. When you're looking to grow, you have to focus on the long-term goal. Losing weight is an example. If you've ever struggled with your weight, you know it's hard. You can lose weight in the beginning because your either on some diet or working out like crazy. The problem is sustainability. Ask yourself if these changes can work for you long-term or if it's a pending heartbreak. We are no longer going to break our own hearts anymore. We will love ourselves and be compassionate with ourselves. We will give ourselves permission to make mistakes and grow.
2. You don't have to change everything all at once. We don't all operate on the same level, so everyone's tolerance for change isn't the same either. Start with little things. Challenge yourself a little ever day. Whatever it is that you want ultimately want to accomplish, it doesn't happen overnight. The example that comes to mind is the character Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) from Shawshank Redemption. Spoiler alert, but just remember Andy only had a rock hammer to chip through tons of cement. He got rid of a little bit in the courtyard every day. It took him 19 years to see how blue the waters of the Pacific Ocean really were. In the end, he wasn't even Andy Dufresne anymore. 🤣😉
3. Try different things and quit things that don't workout. You don't have to have everything figured out to get started. Trust the universe will line up what you need to start your journey. Somethings you experience will change you or your perspective. Allow that to happen. When things have served their purpose you will say thank you, next.
4. Commit to being uncomfortable 🙃. Truthfully, there are people who live their lives in one place, one town, one house, and so on. Nothing wrong with that. It hasn't been my experience, so I can't relate to it. If you're looking to have adventures and memories, then you have to be willing to try new things. Just try. That is all that is ever asked of you in life.
Cheers 🍻 to your growth and mine.