All posts tagged: comfort zone

Why you should do it anyway

When I left my hometown of 8 years to my new home state, I was full hopes and new dreams. Fear also tagged along because it was a major change. The move was full of mystery ahead. I was anxious because of the unknowns. But looking back, I can tell you that acting despite feeling fear has three important benefits. 1. You live a life of no regrets When you do things even if you feel fear, you live your life without regrets. You’re not left hanging with the question “what if?”. You learn to experience things for yourself versus relying on other’s people’s experiences and opinions. Even if later on you decide to change the direction of your life, you will gather gems of invaluable stories to share. 2. You live a new adventure You embark on a new adventure full of mystery and surprise. You’ll find yourself in places and experiences you thought only existed in your dreams. When you embrace the feeling of adventure, you continue learning about the world. You meet …

Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same and same mistakes again. Even though I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, I kept showing up to blog writing ✍🏽 that is until the last week of November because I felt like I deserved a much, much needed break from EVERYTHING.  November, you brought with you some foggy days that reflected my state of mind and spirit. As much as I think I know what I’m doing, for the most part, I was left feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.  Some days I know with clarity what I want. Other days, I’m left wondering if the choices I’m making are the best for me. That’s when the fogginess settles in. November, you were a 5-month milestone …

3 reasons to step out of your comfort zone

take a leap of faith or barely take that one tiny step out of your comfort zone, and you’ll still be making progress. Yes, you’ll come face to face to resistance. But whether you choose to take a leap of faith or make that one tiny step out of your comfort zone, you’ll get used to the new territory. And soon enough, the new territory will stop feeling foreign to you. 1. learn something new about yourself the qualities or skills that you think that you don’t have are already within yourself. You don’t think you have them because you haven’t been using them or practicing them. When you challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone, you find in yourself those qualities and skills. You find yourself saying, I can do that now. 2. do and see 👁️ things differently in your life if you stay where you’re at and don’t move at all, you can’t see what’s over the horizon. You can only see what’s within reach. The more you get out …