Expand your Comfort Zone
Never wish life were easier,
wish you were better
~ Jim Rohn
We love this quote. It strikes a chord for us that rings true time and time again and motivates us to step outside of our comfort zone and push through any fears to learn and grow.
Comfort Zone: A place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.
In the comfort zone, you experience feelings of familiarity, calmness, routine, and control. Your brain releases ‘happy chemicals’ including dopamine and serotonin. You operate in auto-pilot, you use minimal energy and experience minimal distress.
Many people spend their whole lives in their comfort zone. They exist in this space and feel happy here. And that is fine… for most people.
Here’s the catch – nothing ever grows here.
This is because our comfort zone can often become a wall or a boundary that we place on ourselves. A psychological bubble that you keep yourself in on a daily basis.
If you want to achieve great things in life you must continually step outside of your comfort zone. You must aim higher, push further, question more, and frequently expand your boundaries to reveal new horizons.
Do you want to step outside your comfort zone and live your best life?
Here’s what we suggest:
-Find ways to spark your creativity and let it flow
-Get started on your health and fitness goals
-Get involved in your community
-Work on personal relationships
-Challenge yourself and approach a familiar task differently
-Get familiar with the discomfort
Think of your comfort zone as a muscle – the more you exercise it, the bigger it grows.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone will open up a new world of possibilities for you. You will have more fun, learn new things, meet new people, grow exponentially, and escape that feeling of being stuck in a boring routine
But don’t go too fast…
Allow yourself to slip back into the comfort zone when you feel you need to.
Make sure to recognise it for what it is and don’t stay there too long – the more comfort becomes your priority, the more contracted you become with fear and the harder you have to work to fight it.
Mindfully spend the majority of your time pushing your boundaries and actively seek help from those with experience to support and encourage you to achieve this. Benefit from the knowledge they can share with you and the learnings they have accrued.
What will you do today to expand your comfort zone?
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