Do you sometimes feel that you really want to do something but end up lying on the bed for the entire day, out of laziness, boredom, and procrastination? You want to go to the Maldives. You want to join the new startup. You want to wake up early and go for a jog. You want to start that part-time project. You want to write that book. You want to record your Vlog. But why are you still stuck in this zone? Why does it happen? What stops you? Why is it so hard?
Well, let’s face the fact: getting out of your comfort zone is not a piece of cake for most of us. It’s that advice that’s easier to give but harder to take and implement. What is the comfort zone? It’s where you feel comfortable, where you’re not being tested for your abilities and talents and when you don’t have to get up to experience something new and explore those boundaries. You’re just trapped deep into your comfort zone. You want to change, but it just isn’t happening. But hey, we hear you. We get it. You can still achieve those dreams if you keep your hope high and try a little harder.
In this blog, we’re letting you in on the 5 incredible ways that can help you step out of your comfort zone.
Take One Step at a Time
Make changes to your daily routine slowly and gradually. Take baby steps because you can’t just jump outside of your comfort zone in a blink of an eye. Benefit from every little opportunity you can to get to overcome your fears. Start switching your routine and find new ways to experience things differently. Meet new people and see things from a different perspective. It’ll help flow new ideas in both your professional and personal life.
Let go of the control. When you’re restraining yourself from becoming dominant, things start happening without your interference, and they can help you grow out of your comfort zone. Not being in control takes you on a trust journey with other people around you. For instance, taking an off from your office and letting your best employees take on a lead for a significant cliental project can help you experience something different as a manager. It does come with its risks, but it’s worth the outcome.
Cross Out The Safest Choice
When you’ve got the right to choose, you might go for the safe play when other things seem risky or out of your comfort zone. While the safest option is the best for you and the situation, the other option can teach you a thing or two. Being in the risky zone can help you fight problems differently, bring your mind to the solution from another angle, enhancing your critical thinking skills. Human instinct is to find new ways to survive when in danger, but when felt safe, the human instinct is to be calm but careless.
Quickly Decide and Implement
The best way to decide if you can’t make a decision is to flip a coin. Flipping a coin can help you stand firm on a decision, whether it’s in your comfort zone or not. Take challenges head-on. It’ll help you do something new. You’ll be able to take that trip, start that venture, or anything else you’ve once envisioned but never got the chance. The key is to eliminate as many options as you can to quicken up the decision-making. Trust yourself and go for it!
Volunteer In Different Activities
There is something self-satisfying about volunteering. It can make you feel good inside. Try out new things and enhance your growth and learning. The comfort zone where your tracksuit pants and stained coffee mug freely roam around is a trap. Volunteering can help open your eyes to a new world, and it can take you to exciting places. From camping under the sky full of stars, wildlife experiences to facing the harsh realities of life, it can be fulfilling, inspiring, and can provide you with a whole new perspective on life, a better version of you.
Surprise yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself to something new.