“Get out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
I’m a big fan of doing the unusual thing. Sometimes in big ways. Often in small and daily ways to mix things up.
Because this habit is a simple and relatively easy way to:
Get out of your comfort zone.
And if you change your perspective on yourself from someone who sticks to the old and comfortable all the time to someone who likes to mix things up then it will feel more natural and easier to break out of your comfort zone when comes to bigger things too.
Because this habit makes the inner resistance and the fear that may hold you back smaller.
Add a spark to your day and come alive.
It keeps you from getting stuck in the same old daily or weekly rut. And it adds more fun to your life.
Refuel your curiousness about the world and life.
When you do the unusual thing regularly you to discover a ton of new and exciting things.
And that will refuel your curiousness about what else is out there that you haven't discovered just yet.
So how do you do the unusual thing and break out of your comfort zone in small and sometimes bigger ways?
20 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
1. Eat the unusual thing.
Instead of choosing the meat-based dish at lunch try the vegetarian alternative.
Or try the fish if you usually go for the beef.
2. Smile towards everyone.
Instead of just going along with your day in your normal social way try smiling more.
Smile more towards your co-workers, the lady at the checkout at the supermarket, the people closest to you and smile to yourself when you encounter a mirror. See what happens.
3. Cook something new.
Each week we try cooking a new recipe.
It is most often a tasty experiment and helps us to find, sometimes unexpected, new favorites.
It has also certainly made me a better cook in the last few years.
4. Mix up your music.
I mix things up by trying new music every month.
I have a look at the best music on sites like Metacritic. Then I load a few of those albums on Spotify and listen.
5. Work in complete silence and stillness.
Shut the door to your office, shut off your music, unplug the internet and just focus on doing the most important thing you can do today while enjoying the silence.
6. Read something that your friends wouldn't guess that you are reading.
Doing this has helped me to expand my horizons and learn new skills and many, often unexpected things about the world around me.
7. Do all your…