CHARLES DUHIGG, in his book “ The power of habit “ says, “Habits, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort.”
Habits create a routine daily base, and this routine keeps you inside your comfort zone, then you are not willing to do much more effort to change your life or even a small part of it.
There’s no room for adventure and excitement in your comfort zone; in fact, over time you might feel overwhelmed and trapped by boredom and fear. Perhaps it’s time to stretch those limits a little! Not only will your life become more exciting, but you’ll also build confidence and improve your luck.
How to Leave Your Comfort Zone?
- Rethink the part that feels scary.
Identify what feels scary to you and decide to view it in a way that feels exciting or adventurous. That is, try not to get stuck on how scary something is, Instead, focus on how excited and proud you’ll feel after you do it. that to motivate you.
- Give it a try.
Remind yourself that you’re simply giving this new situation a try.If you don’t like it, you can always stop doing it.
- Devise a plan.
Having a plan helps you leave your comfort zone slowly, and it still feels like it’s within your control, You want to take a solo trip to South America. But you’re worried about spending that much time by yourself. Your plan includes going to dinner alone, followed by a solo weekend getaway. You also research solo travel and try to prepare yourself for the types of situations that might come up. And you talk to other people who’ve traveled alone.
If you celebrate leaving your comfort zone. This is another way to motivate yourself.
- Seek support.
Talk about what you’d like to do with your friends. Ask them to join you, For example, if you’ve been feeling bored and want to change up your fitness routine, ask a friend to try out a new fitness class with you. [This way] you don’t have to do it on your own. You also can seek support from books.
- Remind yourself you’ve done this before.
Make a list of things that you’ve done in the past that have you scared but that you’ve still completed successfully. This can boost your confidence in leaving your comfort zone.
Getting out of our comfort zones can be really hard. But remember that you can turn to supportive strategies any time to help you move beyond your bubble. And remember that Life begins at the end of your comfort zone because MAGIC always happens outside.
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