Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Add Enjoyment to Your Life by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

An important aspect of self-development is to know when it’s time to change something about your life that isn’t serving you. When you change, you often become more confident, skilled, and comfortable to start looking at other areas in your life and making bigger changes. However, any kind of change, even if it will make your life more enjoyable, can be difficult because it involves stepping out of your comfort zone. How can you reduce this discomfort? Frankly, the more you push yourself to step out of your comfort zone, the more you gain, and the easier it becomes. The more you gain, the more likely it is that you’ll be willing to push yourself again in the future. Try these suggestions to step out of your comfort zone: Do something new once a week. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Instead, open your mind to original ideas and experiences. Engage in a new activity every 7 days or so. Maybe you’ll try reading a biography instead of a mystery. Jogging every so often on your daily walk brings variety. Perhaps there’s a new recipe or food you’ve been curious to try for the first time. Go for it! Start small. Do you watch only situation comedies on television? Instead, why not try watching one show on the Public Broadcasting System to expand your mind? It won’t cost you anything and you might even open up a whole new world of intellectual stimulation.   Acknowledge the discomfort (of leaving your comfort zone). Your feelings are normal. Almost everyone feels a bit unsettled when they do something for the first...