Do Uncomfortable Things Regularly To Get Used To Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Do Uncomfortable Things Regularly To Get Used To Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone exists for a reason. It’s what you’re used to doing regularly. If you want to be better at getting outside that zone, make it a habit to do uncomfortable things.

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As business blog Entrepreneur points out, even making little changes to how you usually get stuff done can have a big impact on your comfort zone. The more you tell yourself that you’re going to do something that feels uncomfortable, the less foreign that feeling is when you really need it:

You don’t have to throw your entire routine out the window to step out of your comfort zone. Try taking small steps, like driving a different route to work or even moving your desk to a different location. These can help you to get comfortable with the discomfort that comes from trying something new.

When the stakes are high, stepping outside your comfort zone already feels like a risk. However, your own reservations about it can make it feel worse than it is. Getting used to being outside your comfort zone is essential to being prepared for those moments.

Why You Need to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone [Entrepreneur]


  • That is, of course, unless you’ve already spent years feeling uncomfortable in order to get by, because you suffer from anxiety, and have now created a small comfort zone, which you would really rather not leave unless you have to, thanks very much.

    This is pretty good advice for anyone who wants to be able to push themselves, but some of us didn’t get a choice about being pushed, and now we value our comfort zones and our ability to stay in them as much as possible for the sake of our happiness and our mental health.

    • As someone who once suffered greatly from anxiety, I can honestly say that this guide is stil useful. Sure, you take tinier steps to push your boundries, but you push yourself nevertheless. Eventually you surprise yourself at what you can do.

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