I am a very shy person, and it’s extremely difficult for me to break out of my comfort zone.
I’ve been an introvert all my life, and I’ve always preferred being alone over being around people.
I get that it’s difficult to break out of your comfort zone, but I think it’s essential to help you grow as a person.
Here are some of my tips on how to step outside of your comfort zone and become more comfortable with yourself!
1. Let the people around you be your inspiration
One of my good friends, Jerry, has always been my inspiration when it comes to social situations.
He’s confident, polite, and outgoing, and he’s someone I model myself after when it comes to being in social situations where I don’t feel comfortable.
My boyfriend, Adam, also inspires me, and he always tells it like it is.
I used to be the type of person who avoided confrontation, but after being with Adam for so long, I’m starting to feel more comfortable with standing up for myself.
Surround yourself with good people, and be inspired by them!
2. Just go for it
I recently attended a social event alone – something I’ve never done before – and I was absolutely terrified.
Food bloggers seem to all know each other, and since I’m not a food blogger, I didn’t know anyone.
I started introducing myself to people and people started introducing me to others, and the night got off to a good start.
After awhile I began to retreat back to my shell, but I was really proud of myself for at least trying to break out of my comfort zone.
Whether you’re trying something new, or doing something you just have to, all you have to do is tell yourself “I can do this” and do it.
3. Don’t be discouraged by negative people
You will encounter bad people in your life – that’s just the way things are.
The important thing is to not let them get to you.
If people are negative, that’s on them.
Forget about them, move on, and keep trying to grow yourself as a person.
4. Don’t be discouraged by negative situations
“Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.” -Anonymous
Life won’t always go smoothly.
There will be times where it will feel like life has gone to shit and you won’t want to break out of your comfort zone.
But, you should never forget that things will always get better.
5. Keep practicing and breaking out of your comfort zone
You’re not always going to achieve your goals the first time.
However, if you keep putting forth the effort to break out of your comfort zone, you will get somewhere.
Remember that things won’t change overnight, and you have to keep working for it if you want things to change.
Be inspired by people you admire, take chances even if they terrify you, and don’t let negative people or situations get you down.
You’re a tough cookie – I know you can do it.
How to break out of your comfort zone:
- Let the people around you be your inspiration
- Just go for it
- Don’t be discouraged by negative people
- Don’t be discouraged by negative situations
- Keep practicing and breaking out of your comfort zone
It’s not easy to break out of your comfort zone, but it’s essential to your growth as a person.
Once you start breaking out of it, it gets a lot easier!
What are your tips on breaking out of your comfort zone? I’d love to know in the comments!
Photos by Shay A.