Thursday, 23 April 2015

Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone || Inspired by Zoe

This post is inspired by a post by Zoey when she was struggling to exit her comfort zone.

I can relate to what Zoey's been feeling because a couple of years ago that was me bored, unsatisfied and unhappy. However I've combated this and taken a few steps outside of my comfort zone and here's how you can too.

How to take a few steps out of your comfort zone. 

Travelling is a great way to expand your mind whilst having new and enjoyable experiences. There are many programs that offer 18+ the chance to work in a foreign country for a few months, such as Camp America, Get Australia and Au Pairs. As someone who's experienced living another country for a couple of months I can't stress how much it changes you and your attitude for the better. 
If travelling to another country is a little extreme for you then why not travel to another town or another city.

Think less, act more
I'm a massive procrastinator and if I think about something too deeply then the chances are I'll opt out but if I act without much thought I find myself doing things that I'd never have done like talking to strangers and applying to Camp America in the first place.

Break the routine
Routines can get pretty boring pretty quickly so why not break the routine to add a little excitement into your life. Organise a meet up with a group of friends, take your mum on a shopping trip or even a little walk by yourself.

Get a new hobby
If you're bored the chances are you've got a little extra time on your hands so why not join a club or a class. Earlier this year I took some salsa dancing lessons that was really fun, my grandmother who has bags of time on her hands is taking drawing classes, painting classes and photography classes.

Build a career or get a part time job
When I was sixteen I couldn't wait to get a job, but three years later and some of my peers are yet to have they're first part time job. I think working is a great way to gain experience and develop your independence. Working is a way for you to fund travelling, skydiving and all the crazy things you want to do.

Concentrate on doing the best you can.
Whether you're building a career, in school, college or higher education focus on doing the very best you can, keeping up to date on new policies or doing background/extra reading. Expand your knowledge. 

Reading is a great escape from reality and a great way to keep your mind subdued while you try and sort your life out and save for travelling. Pick books that excite you, books with characters you can relate to. One of my favourite authors of the moment is Jill Mansell, maybe check out some of her books.

What are your tips for getting out of your comfort zone?

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  1. I don't know how to get out of my comfort zone, im always in it nowadays.

    1. Hi Emyii!
      It's easy, just say yes to things you wouldn't usually!

      Ffi x

  2. I am the worst at getting stuck in a routine. If I break one, I just end up in another!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Hi Annabel!
      There must be something you can do! Lots of adventures and excitment.

      Ffi x

  3. I found that a positive mindset can help a lot, especially when you're facing a new and unexpected situation. When you have already the mindset that a situation will be awkward, then it definitely will be. This mindset restricts you and won’t make you positive or open to enjoy yourself or the situation at all. For example for every blogging event I make sure to go into the event with a smile and positive attitude which frees me from these restrictions. After all, I’d like to make great connections and others might be just as scared as me. If I show it, then it will create tension and leave awkwardness behind. Be positive and have fun, others will recognise your attitude and feel relaxed around you and have a great time as well. Guess it also takes bravery and confidence to overcome the fear of leaving your comfort zone first :) Hope you're well, sorry the comment got so long. Happy Friday x

    Caz | Style Lingua

    1. Hi Carolin!
      Thanks for te amazing response, I agree with everything you've said here. I do the same when I go to the blogging events! Positivity is key!

      Ffi x

  4. Good combo of ideas!
    Sometimes I think we can all get a bit stuck in a rut.

    1. Hi Carla!
      My thoughts exactly!I hope this helps people get out of a rut.

      Ffi x

  5. I always push myself out of my comfort zone but then the new things I'm doing end up being a part of it which then results in the boredom again! I think I will be one of those people who are forever off on an adventure somewhere to shake my life up a little!

    Lauren :) x

  6. Love this! great tips xo


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