Growing Out of Your Comfort Zone

Growing Out of Your Comfort Zone

Within our lives, it's nice to find ways to challenge ourselves and help ourselves to grow. Although staying within your comfort zone can be relaxing and cozy, it will not help you grow. There are reasons why it is beneficial for one to grow out of your comfort zone.

New Life Perspective

When you surround yourself with new experiences such as college, a new career, moving to a new city, or even new friends, you can begin to learn more about the world around you. This helps to expand your world and to help you learn more about various perspectives that exist. It helps one to grow and to not stay cooped up within one area.

Challenge Yourself

When you have new goals such as getting into shape, learning a new language, or bettering yourself at a hobby such as playing piano, it will not be easy at first. In fact, it will be quite challenging. However, the more that you learn to challenge yourself in life, the more that you will begin to overcome these challenges. Challenges can help you to extend yourself well beyond your comfort zone. What was once comfortable for you may eventually become bland, boring, and stale.

Do Not Be Afraid to Try Something New

Although our bodies only grow to a certain amount of time, our minds, souls, and spirits can continue to grow throughout our lives. Do not be afraid to try something new such as a new food, learning about a new culture, or even developing a new interest. Perhaps you will realize that you would like to take on a new major in college or even pursue a whole new career. There is nothing wrong with reinventing yourself. In fact, this helps one to continue growing.

Personal Reflections

Growing out of your comfort zone can be one of the best things that might ever happen to you. Because of this, I have developed interests over the past few years that I would never have imagined would. I also changed my college major while working on my doctorate. I learned more about my hobbies and interests as well as what I am looking for in life. Growing out of my comfort zone helped me come face to face with myself.

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