Mar 14, 2017

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

Lately I've been getting uncomfortable. I've purposely done things I didn't necessarily feel up to doing. I've gone places where I didn't know anyone. I've chatted a little longer with a stranger in a store because I felt like they needed it. I've reached out to an old friend even when I was nervous to do so. I took charge of things I've been putting off for months. I've been brutally honest about things that needed said in order to move forward. Comfort zone, no more!
The big surprise with all of this is that nothing was ever as difficult or awful as I built it up to be in my head. As it turns out, most of these uncomfortable things had amazing results and led to personal growth or cool experiences. So while I don't have any earth-shattering advice or wisdom on how to get out of your own comfort zone, I do want to tell you one thing. Just GO FOR IT! 

Whatever is scaring you, whatever might be holding you back... shake those feelings and do something that makes you uncomfortable. That "worst case scenario" you're probably thinking of in your head? Probably isn't going to happen! And I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the end results once you've pushed yourself outside of that circle.

I'd love to hear how you've been getting yourself out of the comfort zone.

16 comments:

  1. So true - usually you have it so built up in your head, but then when you get down to it, it's rarely ever as terrible as you thought!

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  2. Yes! This is absolutely true. Every single time I've ever stepped outside of my comfort zone (whether it be to try something new, or tell someone something I've been putting off), it's always worked out and been worth it in the end. FYI, proud to call you a friend/sister ;)

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  3. I love this. I think we all get stuck because we are uncomfortable and we start making up false stories in our heads of what could happen if we did this or this and usually it is ridiculous and it turns out to be fine.

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  4. This is definitely true! As I get older I find myself going outside of my comfort zone a little more. Glad you can do the same and are seeing good results!

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  5. Incredible things happen when you get uncomfortable.

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  6. All I saw when the page loaded was "where the magic happens" and my brain instantly went to Disney ;)

    but in all seriousness, if you take the risk, it should all turn out good!

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  7. You are right that sometimes things are much harder in your head than when you do them!

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  8. this is fabulous. i definitely get way too.. well, comfortable lol in my comfort zone. lately i have been trying to talk to people when i'm in certain situations where my natural instinct is to hide in a corner, and you're right. it's never as bad as it is in my head :)

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  9. It's definitely hard sometimes but at the end of the day it's so worth it to expand outside of your comfort zone. I have had to really force myself.

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  10. I felt like a fool emailing you and Kayla about meeting up but then I decided to go for it and worst case scenario you two would blow me off.

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  11. This is so true, and I totally relate! It's where the magic happens, right?!

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  12. That's awesome!! Getting out of our comfort zones is hard but it always seems to be super rewarding too doesn't it?
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  13. It really is so easy sticking around in the comfort zone...nothing wrong with that-but sometimes we do need to bust out of it to move forward. When I I feel creative, I feel inspired to do something new

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  14. I needed to read this today -- thank you!

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  15. Love this! I'm a really socially anxious person so I put off making plans with someone I'd love to meet up with in person because I let myself freak out over all the insane what-ifs. I'm really trying to work on putting myself out there more! I've been getting out of my comfort zone lately by approaching people about birth photography. It hasn't lead to me getting to photograph any yet (both times the husband/bf kaboshed it) but it gave me the chance to work on my communication skills with future clients. It also showed me that it wasn't as "hard" as I thought it would be to approach people I don't know well so that's always good too!

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