If you want to make a significant change, staying in a routine might not be a good idea. When you go through a day with your familiar system, that will bring you productivity and efficiency in work. However, it also hinders forming a habit that does not accept the new scope of work or a new challenge.
While living in your comfort zone might block you from seeing things from a new perspective, a new way of information interpretation, creativity in life. Finally might stop you from taking action towards new opportunities.
Here are the five ways help you to get out of your comfort zone to create your desired life:
1. Let Go of Your Control
If you are the decision-maker at home or work, this may be an excellent way to start pushing your comfort zone.
Sometimes let others take the lead and make a decision. Allow your spouse, children, family and colleagues to learn new things and do more. This not only freeing up your time but also giving them opportunities to lead.
For example, you can ask your teenager to take over weekly menu planning and shopping lists based on your budget guidelines. If you have an internet business, you can outsource small things, such as uploading and publishing blog posts and social media posts. Once you give the other person the requirements you need, take a step back and let them do it their way.
2. Keep Doing it Until You Feel Comfortable
When you start anything new and unfamiliar, you always feel uncomfortable. This is normal. This happens to everyone when trying new things. Don’t stop when you feel uncomfortable. Instead, stick to it until it becomes easier, then you will feel comfortable.
Make a plan for it. If you know that taking specific actions will lead to your goals, you can plan these steps and methods to stay motivated while working through the uneasy stage. The more you face these fears, the faster you will overcome them.
If something is very uncomfortable, you can try to use the two-minute rule. You start to do the uncomfortable task and continue to do it for two minutes. If you still feel too much uneasy at that time, stop for a few minutes, then try again, and do it for another two minutes. Eventually, you will break through this uncomfortable feeling.
3. Do Something Out of Your Habit
One thing about human beings is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Unless you give it a try, you will never know these things. Therefore, if you habitually say no to things that scare or challenge you, making the significant changes you need will be challenging.
Facing fear will help your body and mind prepare for future discomforts. For example, try new foods and different types of movies or books. Take classes, sign up for book clubs, join various events or competitions, and travel to a strange place.
When you start doing things beyond your comfort zone, it doesn’t matter what you choose. As long as you are into a new experience, you will learn more about what can bring you happiness, and what works for you or what does not work for you.
4. Speak to Stranger Every Day
There are surprising benefits to talking with strangers. This can be difficult because you have been taught from birth not to talk to strangers. In addition, most people look down at their devices in their lives, or are immersed in their thoughts, and never make eye contact with others. Talking with others will help you become a more open person and can significantly improve your social skills.
When you make eye contact and talk with people you don’t know, you will meet new people, make incredible connections, learn new things and more. Connecting with others in society is beneficial, because whether we like it or not, we all need interpersonal relationships.
5. Start a New Workout or Sport Activity
This may sound crazy, but taking care of yourself will benefit you when you step out of your comfort zone. How could it be? Because physical health can boost your confidence, increase your clarity, reduce stress and anxiety, and allows you to concentrate better.
Yoga, aerobic exercise, Taekwondo and Karate are all excellent choices. Today, you can find live and online courses for almost every type of exercise course you can imagine.
Modern research shows that exercising at a moderate pace, as long as 30 minutes a day is enough to improve your health. So please stop thinking you have no time to exercise. Without good health, you will have no life, so you must arrange a time to exercise every day. No matter you spend 10 minutes 3 times a day or squeeze out a 30-minute time to exercise, that’s okay as long as you do it every day consistently.
Stepping out of your comfort zone may require a certain amount of your willingness to change and take up a lot of your time to go through the new experiences. You may move forward by the change, but sometime will get backward. Make a plan breakdown into byte size elements that allow you to adapt to the new changes easier.
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