I’ve always been quite scared to change my routine, and I’m sure lots of people are the same. I’m scared in case it makes us uncomfortable. But I’ve been working on changing this, and I wanted to invite you along with me. Here are a few tips on leaving the comfort behind and experiencing new things
Ever go to a restaurant and order the same thing? Next time you head out for a bite to eat, either try going somewhere different or ordering a meal you wouldn’t normally go for. If this is a little daunting, ask a friend if you can try some of their food so you can order it next time. The key is small changes; changing what you eat can be the start of wanting to change up all sorts of aspect of your life.
Speak to your friends and explain that you’re wanting to do something different with your time, or that you want to find a new past time that you can all do together. They will help you and support you with this new adventure. Try out paint-balling for example, or plan a camping trip together. Anything that involves other people, so you can share the support.
Reviews, blog posts and articles can do a lot for your confidence. If someone has written about their trip alone to Copenhagen for a weekend and they said it was the best thing that they ever did, who’s to say it won’t be the same for you? Perhaps you could even contact the person who wrote the article and explain that you’re wanting to get out of your comfort zone and whether they’ll have any tips for you. The more reliable information you find out about a place or experience, the less likely it will be put you off trying it yourself.
Surround yourself with positivity and you will be begin to feel confidence in your actions. Doing something small that is different, like trying the new coffee at Starbucks or walking a different route to work, will slowly make you see that there is more to life than a routine. There is very little that can go wrong as long as you create the measures to be safe in your bigger, future ventures.
Comfort zones are simply routines that you are afraid to change. You may think that the change could result in bad experiences but you have no control over that. What you do have control over is how you will deal with your future. And if you don’t make decisions on what may be the greatest experiences of your life, well then you’ll never know.
Have you ever thought about doing something different? If so, what is it?