5 Things You Experience When You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
To grow as a person, it's important to understand that we need to continue to push ourselves and step outside of our comfort zone. While that first step can be frightening, once you decide to take that initial step, the steps that follow are much easier to take.
Nerves are normal when it comes to trying or doing something new. It's a standard reaction and instinct to feel doubt, concern, and anxiousness when venturing out into an unknown area. While it may feel different to you, don't let it be what stops you from moving forward.
If you are unsure of whether or not you've already started to step outside of your comfort zone, take a moment to reflect on what is going on in your life and how your life has changed in last couple days, weeks, or even months. If you're still unsure, check out the 5 signs listed below!
Here are 5 things you experience when you step outside your comfort zone:
You question your every move.
If you are in the land of "unfamiliarity" then more than likely, you've already begun to step outside of your comfort zone. And that's a good thing! Remember, it's good to keep yourself on your toes. You don't want to fall complacent to your actions and decisions in your life. If you feel like you are starting to question your moves and your decisions that you are currently making, then you're tiptoeing the line of being outside your comfort zone or settling back in to what you're used to. Don't toe that line for too long! Pushing yourself to do something different may be just what you need.
You find that you don't have the answers to questions that are now in front of you.
Before you decided to venture outside of your comfort zone, you more than likely were pretty comfortable and knew the majority of the answers to the questions of your daily life. But...when stepping outside your comfort zone into the area of the unknown, you may find that you don't have any answers to any questions that you're being presented.
Adrenaline is pumps through your veins.
Taking a leap of faith and trying something new is exciting! If you've been complacent in your life for many years, then stepping outside your comfort zone to a new direction or path in life is more than likely going to make that heart start pumping and that adrenaline rush through your veins. While it may be a bit of nerves, it's excitement as well!
Your daily planner is complete chaos.
If you are a planner, then stepping outside of your comfort zone may be quite a shocking transition. If every day up to this point has been planned out perfectly and documented accordingly, your planner may be in for quite the shock. The interesting aspect of stepping outside your comfort zone? It's an unknown variable. While you can plan and strategize all you want, the truth remains that there may be instances that happen that you have no idea how to plan for and handle. Hold on to your hat...you may be having a wild ride very soon!
You feel excited about your new direction.
If your excitement level has been less than stellar the past few months in regards to your life and your career path, then stepping outside your comfort zone may be exactly what you need. And you'll know the moment that you take that first step because suddenly, you'll start to feel intrigued and excited again, and taking more interest in the "unknown" aspects of your new venture. Allow yourself to feel excited and to explore those thoughts and emotions!
Stepping outside your comfort zone can be a scary time. While it isn't a requirement for anyone to do, it's a good way to shake things up a bit and keep it interesting. No one wants to level out in their personal life and their career, right? By allowing yourself to step outside your comfort zone, you are creating another path option that you can take to find ways to stay excited, active and challenged.
The more steps that you take to dive deeper into that "unknown", the more comfortable you will become in knowing that you made a great choice for you. Go ahead and take a few more steps away from your current comfort zone. You may be pleasantly surprised how much you like it!