Life is made up of habits. Think about it. Habits create comfort zones. This is why so many people can be content in a job they dislike. It’s because it’s become a part of their comfort, their habit. If you want to reach beyond where you are, you will have to do something you’ve never done.
It’s surprising just how many things we repeat. I mean this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Comfort zones definitely play there part. It gives us our sense of stability and security. It reduces stress and anxiety. But stepping out of your comfort zone has so many benefits, socially, physically, mentally and potentially financially. It will give you new experiences, broaden your knowledge and challenge your perspective. Quite exciting to be honest.
I’d love for you to try out these 6 things below. This is a short guide to embark you on your journey of exploring life outside of your comfort zone.
- Listen to a different music genre. Mix up your playlist. Check out different genres, genres you wouldn’t necessarily listen to. This isn’t about falling in love with it and being a complete fan. But rather appreciating and exploring different views, experiences and arts.
- Do random acts of kindness. Be intentionally kind and friendly to someone. A stranger on the bus, the homeless man or woman on the streets, a friend or family member. Make the time in the day to do so.
- Take a different route. If you’re travelling a short distance by car, try walking. If you get the bus, take a different one. Change the scenery, see something new.
- Social life. If you usually go out often, consider staying in and have a relaxing ‘me’ day. On the other hand, if you find that you don’t socialise much, call a friend and have a day out.
- Do something you wouldn’t do. If you could do something that would push the boundaries of what you would do, what would it be? Whether its bungee jumping, skydiving, swimming with dolphins and etc, then why not just go for it?
- Have a clear out. Go through the things on your dresser, in your wardrobe, cupboard or those sneaky kitchen cabinet and throw out anything you don’t use or need. Ask yourself, when was the last time I used this thing? Do I need it? If you find yourself answering ‘yes’ to the questions, challenge yourself ‘why’?
From One Discovering Soul To Another – let’s widen our life experience and not be a victim of habits.