Hello everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! Lately, I’ve been reading a lot on WordPress Reader about comfort zones. People have been sharing in depth posts about what they are, how they could limit you etc! I wanted to do a post about ways to step out of comfort zones, but I couldn’t think of any specifics. So, I thought I’d share today some things to remember when starting to step out of your comfort zone. Let’s jump into it!
What Is A Comfort Zone
The level at which one functions with ease and familiarityMerriam Webster
Above is a dictionary definition of a comfort zone. It’s essentially an area at which you feel comfortable to participate and show your skills! I’m not going to go into detail about what they are exactly as that’s not the point of this post. So, I’m going to link two posts: one is a guest post about Comfort Zones by Aria and the other is by Natalie about Stepping Out of Comfort Zones.
Now let’s go into what to remember when stepping out of comfort zones!
Everyone Was In The Same Situation Once
Whether someone learned to do something new before or after you, everyone has been in a situation once where doing something was not within the reach they thought of. It may not be as specific as your situation, but whether you look at someone speak publicly or someone great at sport, the person you’re looking at was once looking at someone else and that skill was not in their comfort zone.
So, if something feels scary to do, don’t worry because anyone you aspire to be like was once in your situation!
Stepping Out Is A Gradual Process Different For Everyone
Even if you’re looking at someone who you know was in your situation once, it’s natural to think, ‘Why did they learn this so quickly?!’ and you may be different! Everyone’s comfort zone level is difference, hence stepping out of it is a different process for everyone. If you think you’re learning slower than someone, just keep persevering and working hard because you will get there – I know this for a fact!
You Can Ask People Who Already Have For Advice
Another thing to do is ask someone for advice. Specifically someone who you’ve seen first-hand step out of their comfort zone so you can get as much advice as possible. I know it’s hard sometimes because you want to independently get out of the comfort zone on your own merit (trust me, I’m like this!) But, asking someone for help who was in your situation will give you access to some really good catered advice on how they got out of their comfort zone and they can help you too. For example, if you knew someone who used to hate public speaking but you’ve watched them grow into a great public speaker, just ask them for some advice – their experiences can really help you!
So guys, I really enjoyed writing this blog post, it definitely made me reminisce on some experiences. Let me know in the comments about a time you stepped out of a comfort zone!
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