In order to achieve any goal in your life, it will be essential that you learn to get out of your comfort zone. Although it is not entirely easy for everyone. One of the main things that keep you from moving out of your comfort zone and living a full life is fear. Many people spend their lives too preoccupied and comfortable in their daily routines: getting up in the morning, exercising, showering, going to work , etc … But they don’t take time to observe what is really going on in their soul.
To really know how you feel, you will have to take responsibility for your actions and be honest with yourself. You will need courage to do it since it is a challenge. You may not like all the parts you know about yourself, but this is part of the way. Find within yourself compassion, openness, honesty, prejudice, accept it all. Everything is part of you.
When you acknowledge and accept yourself, you may also expose your vulnerabilities. If you feel vulnerable, you may experience a loss of control in your life and that makes you feel uncomfortable. When this happens to you, it is time to start the process of change and live in the moment.
Create your moment and experience life as it is, assume your responsibilities and be honest with yourself. Once you have reached this point, do not miss some keys to learn to get out of your comfort zone, and start living life, fully!
Learn to get out of your comfort zone
1- The best things happen when you feel uncomfortable
In times of stress or discomfort, you need to remember that some of the best things happen outside of your comfort zone. These experiences can challenge you and help you grow. You just have to commit to dealing with the situation with effort and maintaining realistic expectations in order to alleviate the tension you may feel. The question you should always ask yourself is: ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ And then focus on achieving the opposite result.
2- Do little things that force you to get out of your comfort zone
For example, you can lie on a park bench for 10 seconds, hug someone in your family who you don’t usually hug normally, talk to a stranger, for example when you go to the supermarket talk to the clerk, etc. All of these activities are geared towards making you feel comfortable doing actions that you are not used to doing.
3- Imagine that you are able to do it
Before leaving your comfort zone, it is important that you imagine that you are capable of doing it. The power of your mind is incredible and can give you the strength and energy that you think you lack. To feel capable of doing it, take 3 deep breaths, think of something that makes you feel happy and now imagine that your whole body is filled with a special light, as if it were a beautiful light bulb and then imagine doing and achieving what you think it costs you so much. This way you will have enough strategies to be able to face the situation when the time comes to do so.
You can repeat an empowering phrase to yourself, such as: ‘I am confident’, ‘I am capable of doing it’, etc. This reduces the stress you may feel and you will be confident enough to step out of your comfort zone.
These three keys are essential to be able to get out of your comfort zone, but above all it is important that you keep in mind that living outside the comfort zone is, by definition, uncomfortable. Therefore, the best habit you can foster within yourself is the practice of familiarizing yourself with discomfort. A good way to do this is to choose one thing each day that makes you scared or uncomfortable to do. If you are afraid, act, do this for a year and you will be surprised how what once scared you, is now common for you.