Have you ever got to a point in your life where you feel stuck, like something needs to change? Where you’ve been stumbling down the same path for a long time, pushing and working hard, yet nothing seems to be getting better?
Before you know it, what you thought you wanted leaves your life. This can often happen with your work or career. It can seem scary, especially if it’s something you’ve set your heart on, or something you’ve worked hard for. But believe me when I say, when things leave your life, it’s because something better is waiting in the wings to replace them.
What’s often needed when it comes to living the life you want is taking a step out of your comfort zone. This can often look like:
- Leaving a stable job and income to go it alone;
- Daring to break from the crowd and doing something you believe in;
- Letting go of things that just aren’t working, even if it’s painful or scary to do so.
This involves making some brave and tough decisions, and plenty of people will have something to say about it. But at the end of the day, if you know you’re being true to yourself, that’s all you need to know.
You’ve probably heard it said that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone, and it really does. It’s not easy leaving what you’re comfortable with, but the thing is, you won’t grow if you don’t.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone can mean the difference between living your dream life and a life where you’re left wondering ‘what if?’ But how do you leave the fear behind?
Why you should step out of your comfort zone
You’ll find it easier to adapt to challenges and changes
If the past year and a bit has taught us anything it’s that life can often throw us a complete curveball when we are happily bobbing along. If you step out of your comfort zone regularly, you’ll find that you won’t be so thrown when challenges and changes do happen.
You’ll have more confidence in yourself
Have you ever done something that’s scared you to death but made you feel so good afterwards? You feel good because doing something you thought you couldn’t makes you feel more confident in yourself.
Your life will feel so much richer
Trying new things and breaking out of your comfort zone helps you experience new things and learn a lot about yourself. We all impose boundaries and restrictions on ourselves which keep us small. Pushing beyond them helps us feel free and makes our lives so much richer.
How to step out of your comfort zone
Write down a list of things you want to do
Do the thing you’ve been putting off
This is the scary bit; it might be handing in your notice and actually telling people you’re going to be starting your own business. It could be that you want to take your beauty business down a completely different path, but you aren’t sure how clients are going to react. Do that thing that’s been buzzing around in your head for a while now. I guarantee you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted once you’ve actually made a decision.
Get some inspiration
When you feel scared or stuck, a great way to feel less fearful is to read some inspirational books or blogs, or listen to some podcasts by people who have stepped out of their comfort zone. If you want to start your own business, read something by an amazing female entrepreneur. If you want to feel inspired, read or listen to something by someone who has succeeded against the odds.
It all starts with one tiny step outside your comfort zone. I promise you won’t regret it.
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All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.
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