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.