How to Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Become a Citizen of the World subscriber to learn how to break out of your comfort zone. Living abroad and traveling for two years has shown me life outside my comfort zone. Breaking out of your comfort zone is essential for transformation. Escape your comfort zone, and become a life long learner!

Become a Life Long Learner

Get outside your comfort zone to become a life long learner. Marvel at life by learning, creating and living a purposeful life. Instead of feeling stuck, deprived and depressed, step outside your comfort zone. A life long learner knows that learning and growth does not come when we’re comfortable. The moment I start to experience comfort, I no longer feel fulfilled and I start seeking out my next big challenge. After living the past 5 years self employed, and traveling the world, I cannot stay still, rather I am a forever learner. Being a lifelong learner means that I will always escape my comfort zone and against societal expectations to grow.

Try something you’ve never done before

being a kid again surfing out of my comfort zone
Itacare, Brazil

Getting out of your comfort zone means trying something you’ve never done before. It’s taking a leap of faith, trying something new, getting scared and overcoming your fears. Whatever it is, big or small, the act of trying something new ignites something within us. Escaping your comfort zone doesn’t need to be major like booking a plane ticket. The simple act of roasting a turkey for your very first time, or the bigger task of learning how to drive. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is giving yourself a chance to grow. It’s time where you can feel like a child again, and just learn. This is what it means to become a life long learner.

You have to get out of your comfort zone

There are endless things to do to get out of your comfort zone. As long as you’re learning, and growing you are outside of your comfort zone. Dedicate yourself to becoming a life long learner, and getting out of your comfort zone will become easy. There are countless excuses for not following your dreams, and these excuses make you comfortable. I knew I wanted more out of life than working a 9-5 job, and only two weeks of vacation so I leaped out of my comfort zone, and into the world. Literally! I booked a one way ticket to South America and never looked back. You have to get out of your comfort zone to realize your dreams. My personal story is outlined in my best selling book, Citizen of the World A Guide to Adventure and Self Discovery. Get your copy here. Escape your comfort zone to live your best life possible.

citizen of the world kathleen parisien
Citizen of the World: A Guide to Self Discovery and Adventure

How Do I Avoid Comfort Zone?

The best way to avoid your comfort zone is to adapt the right mindset. Acknowledge that as human beings, we are forever learners. We must never stop learning, therefore we can never just stay in our comfort zones. Walking towards risks, will lead to larger returns. Acknowledging your fears as a sign of growth, rather than something holding you back will help adapt the right mindset.

Control Your Thoughts

You, yourself can control your thoughts! I’ve dedicated myself to Yoga for Mind Control. But, you don’t have to do yoga to control your thoughts. Control your thoughts to shift away from comfort. Instead of putting on your Pyjamas when you get home from work, go for a walk in a nearby forest. This way, you’re allowing new perspectives and new thoughts to come your way. Jumping out of your comfort zone can be as easy as taking a different path home, or going to a different grocery store. Simple tasks can help you avoid your comfort zone. Always remember that you are the captain of your own ship!

Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone In a Relationship

If you feel that your relationship is too comfortable, chances are your spouse is feeling the same. Spice up your relationship by doing something new and exciting as a couple. Together, search ways on how to break out of your comfort zones. Taking this leap of courage and faith together will only strengthen your bond. It is so easy to fall into a routine with your favourite human, but stepping outside of your comfortable environment is healthy for a relationship.

Simple ways to make things exciting is to avoid going to the same restaurants, avoid ordering take out and opt to actually go out instead, and to be spontaneous. Spontaneity is a sexy trait that can really help a relationship leap out of comfort zone. The element of surprise can go along way. Ask yourself, “What can I do differently to surprise my spouse?” Remember to be creative, and playful. Try something you’ve never done to impact your relationship profoundly. We spontaneously go on road trips. What do you and your spouse to stay outside your comfort zones?

outside our comfort zones married couple
Banff, Canada

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