October 14, 2019

5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone.

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Like many of us, it is hard as hell to do things you’re not used to or that aren’t “comfortable” for you. Here are a few ways I’ve learned to get out of my comfort zone.

Knowing That It's A Goal You Can't Get Out Of
Obligation can be a good and bad thing. Here, I’m gonna ask you to take it as a good thing. A project at work that involves something you’re not too familiar with? Research it, educate yourself on it, and just find out stuff about it. Whether the thing is your personal cup of tea or not, you’ll go into that project with more confidence than you did beforehand. And I find confidence is one of the key things to getting yourself out of your comfort zone.

Having Someone To Do The Activity With You
Accountability is another great thing that’ll get you doing new and exciting things. If you have a good friend that wants to try something you might consider wacky, think about doing it with them. If it’s a close friend you most likely already want to spend time with them. But tell them you’ll go with them on this new adventure - that’s already putting it out into the universe (and in your friends exceptions) that you’ll do it.

Accepting It As A Fear, But Getting Over It

Every human has a fear. Heights, small spaces, large groups of people, in my case…spiders, etc. Some of these are deep rooted and you can’t just do without proper therapy and things, but some stuff you can just go for. I believe I might be afraid of heights as well - but I’ve never been on a proper roller coaster or even a plane to really come to this conclusion (I’ve been taking elevated trains here in NYC since I was about fourteen years old, and sometimes that scares me). However, I kind of want to go zip-lining. And eventually even skydiving if I’m okay with the zip-lining. I’m not about to hold a wolf spider in my hand anytime, but I would like to try out the zip-lining thing.


Focusing On The Positive Aspects More Than The Negatives
This one in particular is hard for me. As a self proclaimed cynic, it is very hard for me to look at the positive side of things more than the negative. But let’s say I was a little more rational than I really am…I’d weigh out the pros and cons of the situation, and see which wins. If it’s clearly the pros, then I have to tell myself that it’s worth it and I will gain something from doing it, rather than lose something. Sometimes you do have to put on a happy face and have fun where there is fun to be had.

Just Do It
Sometimes you really just gotta say to yourself “Fuck it, I’m doing it”. This may take a lot courage and nerve, but if you have that, then run with it. We only live once, so let’s do some weird shit that we never thought we’d do in our lives, Who knows, it might be fucking awesome.

1 comment:

  1. This applies to me totally, I don't like to do new things, eat different food or interact with new people. I know that these are all good things and that I will probably have the time of my life, but it's still very hard for me to do.

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