3 Ways To Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone
“What things would you try if you knew you couldn’t fail?”
This thought-provoking anonymous quote has probably already caused you to reflect from the moment you read it.
Fear can hold us back from the dreams we have, but breaking out of your comfort zone and pushing yourself to try new things can place those dreams in your reach and help you achieve anything you set your mind to!
This list explores just three great ways that you can break out of your comfort zone, fulfil your potential and live your life to the fullest!
- Learn a new skill
Many people often shy away from new skills. No matter how much they like the idea of trying something new, the fear that they might not succeed deters them from even taking the first step!
But by overcoming your misgivings and taking the leap, you can discover hidden talents you never knew you had. And with the internet, there are so many ways to learn new skills.
How-to videos can give you handy introductions on hobbies like musical instruments, knitting, baking – just about anything you can imagine!
And if you really want to push yourself, ARU Distance Learning offers a range of qualifications that can be studied entirely online at your convenience. Their courses can provide the perfect opportunity to progress your career, or even find an all-new professional talent!
- Meet new people
2020 is hardly the ideal time to be meeting new people.
But with the world of cyberspace breeding more and more opportunities, it’s easier than ever to connect virtually with those who share your hobbies and interests.
Apps like Meetup and Eventbrite, as well as groups on social media sites like Facebook, bring new people together, leading to real life friendships as well as a number of digital events which have taken place over the past several months.
In fact, activities such as a Zoom pub quiz can be a great way to get to know new online friends without the pressure of meeting up in person.
- Conquer a fear
Most of us have at least one phobia. Whether it’s spiders, clowns, heights, or indeed a fear of the number thirteen, our phobias are seemingly in built, from the traditionally terrifying to the downright bizarre.
Phobias can be inconvenient at best and panic-inducing at worst, and facing your fears can be difficult – it’s much easier to have someone else put that spider outside, for instance, or offer to hold coats whilst everyone else gets on the rollercoaster.
There are expensive exposure therapies out there, of course, but if you don’t feel like spending huge amounts of money to be tormented with your deepest fear, gradual desensitisation by exposure is a tried and tested method that works – try venturing into crowded places every so often, or taking the elevator once in a while to beat your claustrophobia.
These methods can take time but will gradually lessen your fear over time.
Hopefully this list inspires you to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.