Make Life Changes By Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Is there ever a right time to step out of your comfort zone? Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? At least heard about it?
It is the story of a woman who pursues the things she thinks will bring her happiness. Over the past week, I repeatedly heard stories of people wishing they could get out of their comfort zone to do something in life they love.
For one reason or another, they have found it impossible. I heard: “It is not the right time”, “I can’t fit this into my kid’s schedule”, “my husband couldn’t handle it”
So when is the right time to step out of your comfort zone? To take risks? Change things up in your life?
Now. Now is always the right time to make yourself happy.
What Is The Comfort Zone?
Simply put, these are activities or things you do that do not change your anxiety level. Mostly things you do daily. Cooking, watching TV, going to the gym, writing….your routine.
Leaving your comfort zone is often tied to an increase in anxiety levels due to uncertainty. Ahhhh……….fear of the unknown. The what if? Familiarity is comfortable and enjoyable so we gladly stay in our comfort zones.
So how do you do something new that will bring you happiness if you are not willing to step out of your comfort zone?
Exiting The Zone…
I love to travel. Every time I travel to a new country or city, I am stepping out of my comfort zone.
It makes it even harder when travelling to a non-English speaking country. However, it encourages my curiosity about the world and life. It is exciting. I motivate myself by thinking of all the good things I will learn from the experience. It is another step on my journey of personal growth. Don’t allow your habits and fear hold you back. Trust me.
Do you like to meet new people and discover new places, cultures or activities? If you do, make plans to see a small town or city close to home that you have never been to.
Start small – no need to go climbing the Himalayas tomorrow. Let’s not get crazy. Eat something unusual. By that I mean, if you usually eat meat, go for fish. Change up your music for a few days. Think of it as re-balancing your life. Read a book that doesn’t fit your usual taste. Right now I am reading Charles Bukowski’s Post Office. It is hilarious!
To Sept Out Of Your Comfort Zone, You Need To Take Chances
Many times growing up and right into adulthood, situations forced me out of my comfort zone. It was tough every single time, but you know what? The process is quicker than when you procrastinate. Stop finding all the reasons and excuses not to. Start taking chances.
It is essential in order for you to grow, so don’t stay wrapped in your cocoon.
When you make an effort to try new things you expand your life experience. The universe will see that you’re ready for opportunities and will make those opportunities happen.
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There is nothing wrong with a routine. It’s really quite lovely. You just have to be careful not to confuse being comfortable with being happy. Stepping outside of our comfort zone is necessary for growth. Being comfortable also means being content without further self-improvement. Remind yourself that although change is uncomfortable, it is also inevitable and wonderful. On my blog today, read about how to step out of your comfort zone. 🌼 ❤️ www.purposefulhabits.com ❤️ Only you can decide if life is happening to you or for you. So tell me, are you really happy, or just comfortable? 🌼 🌸 #selfdevelopmenttools #successminded #pushforward #motivationoftheday #dreamchasing #setgoals #motivationpost #motivationgirl #motivationblog #lifemotivation #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #motivationalblogger #motivationgoals #motivationalwomen #experiencesomethingnew #moretolife #inspirationalwomen #changeyourmindchangeyourlife #purposefulhabits #livewithpurpose #lifeonpurpose #ichbinglücklich #lebejetzt #gluecklich #selflovejunkie #soulpurpose #liveandlearn #projectyourself #loveandlight
Ready To Make A Change?
Can you find that bit of bravery to leave the comfort of your everyday life? Exit the comfort zone?
What would you do? Any changes you would make? Interesting things to pursue?
I would love to hear about your experiences. Share them with me in the comments section below.