Are you ready to break free of your comfort zone?
I have always been a person who likes to be in control and I am quite happy when life is running like clockwork, but I do feel that sense of boredom when living the same routine day in and day out, and on occasions welcome the excitement from the unknown……whilst still trying to control that too! Learning to trust in the uncertainty of life and allowing that to guide us to better things in life can be difficult, but ultimately, once we step out of our comfort zone and try new things, we can learn a lot about ourselves that we wouldn’t have known whilst being stuck in our place of comfort.
According to Tony Robbins, certainty is one of our basic needs, but we also need that feeling of uncertainty to balance things out.
People who value certainty over uncertainty, tend to have more anxiety over the unknown and are less likely to step out of their comfort zone and try new things.
You may have grand ideas and may be able to mentally construct the most beautiful future for yourself, but until you can push past that belief of having to know exactly how it’s all going to play out in the real world before you take any action, you’ll be trapped in your comfort zone of familiarity. This can lead to a feeling of dissatisfaction, depression and boredom.
These lower states of being can be our motivation to step out of our comfort zone. When this feeling to change is stronger than our desire to stay the same, this is when it becomes easier to step into the unknown. If you aren’t quite at this point yet, keep working on your reasons on wanting to change. Keep visualizing your future, pondering ideas and building excitement in your mind so that it feels almost real, and one day you’ll be motivated from within to step into the unknown and break free of your comfort zone!
Understand that it’s going to be uncomfortable and that’s ok. It’s going to feel weird and unnatural, because it is! Everyone has to start somewhere and the more you do it, the easier it will become. There are techniques that make change a little easier. Practicing regular meditation helps with stress and anxiety. I have also been hearing a lot about the Wim Hof Method lately (AKA the Ice Man) He basically uses breathing to bypass all the physiological layers of conditioning that keep us trapped in the known.
This deep breathing enables us to access our inner power and not be so controlled by our thoughts and emotions. This is a good method for those people who struggle with meditation, but also those people who need a bit of a push to change!
Change is never easy, but when you choose to change from within, stay committed and find that strength to break free of your comfort zone, the end result will be worth it!