Quantcast
7 Ways To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone And Step Into A New You
Photo by DISRUPTIVO on Unsplash

7 Ways To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone And Step Into A New You

Inspiration

The courage to take a leap of faith and embark on a new life journey is equally one of the bravest and scariest things a person can do—and it can change the course of your life for the better.


We all have reasons why we're hesitant to step outside of our comfort zone and shake our lives up by going down a completely different path, but once you realize that discomfort is often what pushes you to find your purpose, you'll be more open to giving it a try.

media1.tenor.com

Make no mistake, it's definitely not an easy thing to do. With the combination of your family and friends telling you how crazy you are and your own inner self-doubt, leaving your comfort zone takes courage, but that is what makes it significant, because most people are afraid to even attempt it.

Once you decide that you are officially leaving your comfort zone behind, the next thing to do is to put your plan into action. Whether you hope to improve your career, your love life, your health or a myriad of other things, following a specific set of steps can make the transition easier.

We put together some ways to step outside of your comfort and never look back!

1.Embrace Discomfort

Feeling discomfort during your process, especially in the beginning, is expected and instead of letting it deter you from your end goal, use it as fuel to keep going. When embarking on anything new, there is always a level of discomfort, but if you don't begin, you won't get the end results you're seeking.

2.​Turn Failure Into A Learning Experience

Some of the most successful people in the world failed more than once in their lives and it's nothing to be ashamed of. If it takes you a few tries to find your rhythm, that's okay, take that failure and learn from it by not making the same mistakes again. If everything comes easy, you won't appreciate it as much because there is often beauty in the struggle.

3.Have A Clear Vision Of What You Want To Achieve

If you have a clear vision of exactly what it is that you want to achieve from the very beginning, it makes things a lot easier. Write your vision down, say a personal mantra to yourself, or visualize yourself getting exactly what you want. These are all ways to fine-tune your vision of success while you're still in the process of making it a reality.

4.Pace Yourself

Slow down, you don't have to do everything a warp speed. Putting a time limit on things can easily make you feel worse about stepping outside your comfort zone because if you don't hit certain milestones within a specific time frame, you'll feel like a failure. Instead, pace yourself by setting smaller, realistic goals to achieve that are doable for you and your endgame.

5.Filter Out Doubt

Doubt can come from all sides when you decide to step outside your box. From your family/friends, co-workers, or even yourself, doubt has a way of polluting your process. Try to block it out and focus on positivity and why you're doing this in the first place. Believe in yourself even when it gets hard because those are the moments when doubt likes to filter in the most.

6.Put A Support System In Place

media.giphy.com

As much as we all like to think we can conquer any and everything on our own, there is nothing wrong with asking for guidance, advice, or help. Implement a support system to help you as you transition to something new. Ask those who have done it before what their process was like, call on your most supportive loved ones to pick you back up when you want to throw in the towel. Simply surround yourself with as much positivity as possible.

7.Remember Why You’re Doing It

In those moments when you want to give up and revert back to your old routine, remember why you wanted to step outside your comfort zone in the first place. That will help give you the motivation you need to see things through to the end.

Featured image by DISRUPTIVO on Unsplash

KevOnStage And His Wife Melissa Don’t Want To Be “Relationship Goals”

Being married or in any type of long-term relationship takes intention and diligence. No one could tell you that better than comedian and social media personality KevOnStage (Kevin Fredericks) and his wife and partner Melissa.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
From Love & Basketball to The Woman King, The Evolution of Gina Prince-Bythewood

Of all the joys that came from my recent viewing of The Woman King in theaters, my favorite was simply watching another one of Gina Prince Bythewood’s visions brought to life. Since 2000 when she came on to the scene with her sports romantic drama Love and Basketball, Bythewood has built a diverse filmography that centers Black women.

Keep reading...Show less
Bags Secured: How Tia Mowry Continues To Make Money Moves Outside Of Acting

After 25 + years in the entertainment industry, Tia Mowry has remained a mainstay in many of our lives. Tia and her twin sister Tamera garnered fame after starring in their own TV series Sister, Sister, which premiered in 1994 and since then we have seen them venture into solo endeavors. Tia, specifically, went on to act in the film Baggage Claim, Netflix’s series Family Reunion, and who can forget her role as Melanie Barnett in The Game?

Keep reading...Show less
5 Ways To Keep It Together On A Stressful Work Day

Stress is a common part of living, especially when it comes to work. For women, the impact can be felt even more due to workplace issues including unequal pay, gender discrimination, and race-related aggressions. In fact, research shows that professional women experience more stress than men, with a 46% prevalence for those employed full-time (versus 42% for men).

Keep reading...Show less
What 14 People Say 'Great Sex' Means To Them

What is the difference between bad, average, and great sex? If I ask thirty people this question, I would get thirty different answers. As someone who's had their fair share of both good and not-so-good sex, I understand that there is no one size fits all answer to this question. "Great sex" can mean different things to different people. Case in point, I once had an amazing sexual experience with a guy that a mutual “friend” had a horrible experience with. Great sex is subjective AF! According to the mutual friend his sex was subpar at best. One person’s trash is another one’s treasure. Great sex boils down to what is good for you and your partner at the moment. No two people are the same so no two sexual experiences will be the same either.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
Latest Posts