“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Neale Donald Walsch
Today, I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone. Take a moment to review the 6 habitudes of wellness we talk about here; emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. I encourage each of us to pick at least one dimension of our wellness that we are willing to explore in stepping outside of our comfort zone. Feeling ambitious? Work on one of the 6 elements each day until you have pushed yourself to be uncomfortable in each one. No one has to jump out of an airplane this weekend to say they physically pushed their fears and limits by skydiving! (But if you feel like you want to do this, go ahead and be sure to message me when you do!)
When I think of being pushed outside of my comfort zone many ideas come to mind:
-Trying a new fitness class, or signing up for a drop in class with a friend. Think martial arts, Pilates, or a trampoline workout!
-Sign up for a race!
-Start a journal and share an entry with someone you trust.
-Take a look at some local classes at a community college and pick an area of interest that you would love to learn more about.
-Befriend someone at work that is different from you or even intimidating.
-Take risks at work and go for that promotion! Hard work pays off!
-Host a get-together at your home if you are usually a loner. Have everyone bring food, drink, and games. Maybe check out some special events going on in your area this weekend and drop in on an art exhibit or wine tasting.
-Read a new book that will tug at your heart-strings, or join a friend or co-worker this weekend at their place of worship.
These ideas are simple, yet they may be uncomfortable for some. Once you start to step outside of your comfort zone, it will be easier to do it again. We can’t live our lives from a place of fear. We must be willing to take a chance, risk looking silly, know that we may fail, or even feel fear pumping through our veins to know what we are truly capable of!