Step out of your comfort zone in 5 easy steps
If we cannot face our fears and step into where we are uncomfortable, we miss out on the opportunity to grow and transform. Change is inevitable, the more we practice change in our everyday life the easier we can adapt to changes in our environment.
1. Let go of control
Delegate a job to someone else that you usually would only do yourself. Overusing control can lead to unhappiness and anxiety. Start small and find things that you have an attachment to, look deeper into that attachment and see if you can release it.
2. Try something new
Try a new exercise routine, volunteer for an organisation, meditate in nature, create a garden or even join one of my online courses. These are just some examples of new things you can try. Research has found that trying a new activity can reduce cognitive decline.
3. Start a conversation with a stranger
The more you do this the easier it will get. Make a personal goal to talk to a stranger once every week. You may find big changes in your life through the opening of doors.
4. Move toward your fear
We naturally avoid fear. Fear can be paralysing, and it is easy to stay in the safety of your personal bubble. Next time something feels scary, instead of backing away, move towards it. Do the thing that scares you.
5. Change something in your life
Step out of your daily routine, whether it be your personal or work. Learn a new dance, a new language or attend a business workshop you have not been to before.
Implementing these 5 tips to step out of your comfort zone will see you quickly accelerate your path to success. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do one thing every day that scares you. Those small things that make us uncomfortable help us build the courage to do the work we do.”