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Ways to leave your comfort zone

  • Break out of old, comfortable routines by doing some things differently. For example, turn off your smartphone while having dinner.
  • Expand your professional skillset.
  • Try a new diet.
  • Take workouts to the next level.
  • Get creative - anything from writing to building a business.
  • Challenge your beliefs. Visit new places, read varied book genres, diversify who you talk to.
  • Practice honesty, whether in a private journal or talking to someone close to how you feel.

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Aside from increasing performance, less-direct benefits include:

Stepping out of our comfort zone to grab hold of opportunities can be difficult.

The Yerkes–Dodson Law (1907) linked anxiety to performance. In response to anxiety-provoking stimuli, the options are either fight (meet the challenge), flight (run away/hide), or freeze (become paralyzed).

  • Reframe stress: Physiologically, anxiety and excitement both entail the same "stress response." Stress can be negative or positive (eustress). When we reframe the stimuli as exciting, it can help us out of the comfort zone.
  • Understand neuroplasticity:

Moving into the growth zone becomes harder without some level of self-awareness.

  1. Comfort zone
  2. Fear zone
  3. Learning zone
  4. Growth zone

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