Escape Your Comfort Zone -10 Tips

 Are you getting bored with being stuck in the same place? However at the same time you’re too scared/lazy/apathetic to do anything about it? Then you need to read this guide on how to escape your comfort zone!

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Escape Your Comfort Zone – Ultimate Guide

What is a Comfort Zone?

A comfort zone is any space that you find yourself relaxed in. A place where you aren’t scared or exerting effort. For example cleaning your teeth (I hope) is in your comfort zone. It isn’t a physical space but a mental one. What you’re mentally comfortable doing. You may feel like your comfort zone is in your bedroom for example. But if you were suddenly sat in your bedroom with 100 strangers…it wouldn’t be too comfortable.

Why do you need to Escape Your Comfort Zone?

If you never left your comfort zone you’d never experience anything new in life. And that is what life is all about. Experience. If someone told you they could put you in a room with 3 meals a day and a bed, you’d be safe and live till 100. Would you do it? Of course not. But on a mental level that’s what you’re doing when you’re not always striving to escape your comfort zone!

The benefits of learning to escape your comfort zone now are also beneficial for you in the future. In the future you might be to afraid or uncomfortable doing something that, if only you put the time in now, you’d be completely comfortable with. So it’s imperative that you do everything that you can to escape your comfort zone!

Tips To Escape Your Comfort Zone

Know your why

 You should write down or memorize the reasons why you want to escape your comfort zone. If you ever find yourself shying away from new challenges you’ll be able to recall your reasons and tackle your fears head on! Knowing your why is not just beneficial in tackling your comfort zone but all areas of life. And you should be encouraged to write down your ‘Why’ for living.

Understand it’s an opportunity for you to grow

Every time you face a situation that takes you outside of your comfort zone, remember this is an opportunity for you to grow. Don’t get nervous about it get excited. No matter what happens you are going to grow as a person. Don’t view yourself as a failure. There is no such thing as failure if you take the lesson from what you experience.

Become a ‘YES’ Man

Have you ever seen the film ‘Yes Man’ Starring Jim Carrey? If you haven’t essentially the film is about a man, who whenever a new opportunity arises, he just says yes. That is a prime example of what your life should be like. Become a ‘YES’ Man in your own life!  By putting yourself in new scenarios and situations you force yourself to grow and expand everyday!

Think it out in your head

Whenever I’m nervous or anxious about leaving my comfort zone I rationalise things in my head. I think about the worst case scenario, and then how unlikely it is that it’s going to happen. For example if I’m going to a new job interview what’s the worst thing that could happen? I’m not going to vomit everywhere or have uncontrollable diarrhoea. The worst thing that will happen is that I’ll make a few mistakes and not get the job, there’s 100’s more!

Find a supportive friend

If there’s something that you’re anxious about doing and you can take a friend with you, then why not? Bringing a friend along could make you feel more calm and less worried. So why not bring a friend, maybe they want to do it as well. Then you can both get our of your comfort zones together!

Create an Ultimatum

Have you ever heard of the website You put money on a commitment to yourself and if you lose… That money goes to charity. While you don’t have to make a money ultimatum why not think of some ultimatums you can make with yourself that will push you to grow out of your comfort zone.

Never go with the safe choice.

Start making it a habit to never go for the easy or ‘safe’ option. Start doing the things that are going to challenge you and make you uncomfortable whenever they arise. Just like I said before, understand that everything you do is an opportunity to grow. So start doing the things that are more difficult and make you risk a little more. You’ll thank yourself in the long run!

Create challenges

Create challenges everyday then go and smash them. They can be daily challenges or bigger challenges that take more time to work towards. For example one day you could set yourself a challenge to talk to more strangers. A comfort zone challenge I set myself was to do a 5 mile obstacle course. Creating a bigger challenge like that made me push myself everyday.

Make it your mission to do the things you want to do!

It may sound stupid but you know what I’m talking about. If you want to learn Spanish sign up to a Spanish class. If you’ve wanted to be a better dancer, learn to dance. There’s a million things that the world has to offer. Stop being afraid of taking the chance. If you change your mind and don’t like it who cares? Maybe it’s just not for you. There’s a million other things for you to try!

Just take the plunge

If none of the above are working for you then there’s one thing left for you to do. ALL IN. You only need a couple of seconds of stupidity. Don’t think. Just let your body move and your brain be dead and just do it. Live in the moment and be an idiot. You’ll thank yourself later!

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So what are you waiting for? Use these tips in your life and start living your life outside your comfort zone! Your quality of life and general happiness will improve massively!

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