8 Ways To Pop Your Comfort Zone Bubble

Feel you’re playing it safe and not expanding your wings as much as you could?
Well here are 8 Ways To Pop Your Comfort Zone Bubble!

Clean Your Room

1. Clean your room

Well you’re probably thinking, ‘what the hell does this have to do with stepping out of my comfort zone’, well it’s fairly simple, I’m pretty sure you own quite a few stuff. That’s ok, we’re all human, but it’s time to get rid of the trash in your life! We hold on to things far too long, and the pile of items start heaping up. You probably have so much trash in your room you are holding onto without realising it. It’s time to release that and start anew! Nothing can hold you back when you own a limited amount of things, and although you might feel horrible after having done so, in the long run this will all be worth it. It is proven that less stuff equals more happiness, and helps you unwind and think more clearly.

Vision Board

2. Create a Vision Board

A vision board is great way to reflect on the things you would like to do in your life, starting with a month or even a year. I love making yearly vision boards and the best feeling is being able to look back at the end of that year and know you have achieved at least one thing on your board. Cut out photographs, quotes, and pictures from magazines or the internet, that realise your dream and goals of that year. It can be something simple like drink 2 L of water everyday to something a lot more challenging like run 15 km at the end of this year. Be sure to hang the vision board somewhere where you can see it everyday, as a reminder to yourself. Having a visual image of what’s in your head, will make it a lot easier to step out of your comfort zone, and undertake more action!

Read More

3. Read

One way to find out what you want to do is to read! There are countless amount of books on this planet, and at least 5 must interest you. Reading about adventures, experiences and stories is even more motivation to execute them. Also, try choosing a book that is a little out of your comfort zone, and see what you think of it. It might surprise you, and have you ending up reading books you never thought you would read or ever interested you. Books make you realise and discover what you like and don’t like.

Read here which 5 books have influenced my life.

Face Your Fears

4. Face your fears

This can be physically or mentally. Personally I am terrified of snakes, and even writing that word down gives me the shivers, but I recently overcame my fear a little by standing next to and taking a photo with one at a kids party. That for me is already a big achievement and the fact that I didn’t cry haha! As we grow up we experience more and frankly fear a lot more. We start living with our heads and less with the heart. We tell ourselves, ‘oh I can’t do that because of that experience!’ Fear is in our head, and the only thing we fear is fear itself. Do one thing that scares you everyday every month. For me everyday just seems too extreme as does weekly, but monthly is achievable. It doesn’t have to be extreme at all. Make a list of your fears and in particular what fears are preventing you from doing things. Look at that list as often as possible, and you will realise these words on paper that are holding you back, are just some squiggling lines you were worried over for nothing.

Take A Risk

5. Take Risks

The most crucial part of popping your comfort zone bubble. Without taking risks you’re going to be stuck in that bubble forever. Like facing your fears, risk-taking takes time and bravery. It’s about not making excuses for yourself and instead just going for it. We’re scared to take risks because the biggest fear is failure. We should embrace failure and treat it as a teacher, what did we learn from that experience? By taking risks we become wiser and as they say failure teaches success. Don’t be hard on yourself when it doesn’t work out they way it should. I live by ‘Everything happens for a reason’, you may not see it now, but later you will understand why that certain experience happened. Then you can cringe about it as well! And the best way to take risks is to hang out with risk takers who can push you forward.

Keep A Journal

6. Keep a journal / diary

Now who doesn’t love to see their own progress. Reflecting on a weekly basis is extremely helpful as well as being immensely refreshing. Keeping a weekly journal helps you stay connected and aware of who you are and which direction you are heading in, in your life. It is important to talk to yourself, if that is on paper of in front of a mirror. The best way is to get it all out of your system and onto somewhere you can look back on. Even greater is, your head doesn’t make a distinction between talking to yourself and somebody talking to you, so telling yourself ‘I’m so proud of that goal you achieved today’ is the same as someone complementing you, either way it feels damn good! Doesn’t our body just work in the most peculiar ways. All I’m trying to say is, complement yourself once in a while and be proud of your achievements.

Motivational Friends

7. Surround yourself with motivational people

To feel motivated you have to be surrounded by motivation and support. Get together with a group of friends and start fresh together. Plan activities you want to do together and just do them. It helps when there’s someone to lift you up, support you, encourage you, and most importantly to share your progress with, experiencing it together is just a bonus. Want more inspiration? There are plenty of amazing YouTubers and bloggers out there sharing their stories and adventures in the most creative ways. Get inspired! 

Follow Your Heart

8. Follow your heart

It doesn’t get any simpler than that. If you feel you’re stuck in a situation you don’t feel comfortable with, just take some quiet time and listen to what your heart has to say. Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t mean jumping out of a plane, backpacking across the world, or running a marathon. It’s a lot more than that. It’s about being one with yourself, and acting from that perspective.

It’s about going after your dreams without fear. 

Comfort Zone Bubble

Start small and then build your way up. We can’t change ourselves with the snap of our fingers, if only it was that simple! Instead it takes 20 – 30 days to change a habit, and time really is the essence of change. It’s all about those baby steps, that will eventually turn into running! And if you have any tips, feel free to share them in the comments below!

So pop the bubble and climb that mountain, and you’ll see, the view up here is worth every step of the climb! And don’t forget to have FUN!

Keep dreaming and believing!

Yasmin x

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