Yet, this quote from Jack Canfield changed my perspective:
“The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure.”*
Being shoved out of your comfort zone can be challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. My idea is to face a big change by switching it into playtime. Nothing more fun as a kid than recess, right?
Try This: Play Outside Your Comfort Zone
When faced with having to step out of your comfort zone, find a way to play with it! Here are some ideas when you're feeling at risk with the new change:
- Try a game or activity that you've never done before. This could be something as simple as playing a new video game, trying a new sport, or learning a new board game. By engaging in a new activity, you can challenge your mind and body to adapt more easily to the change.
- Engage in imaginative play. Create a story or new scenario by using your imagination to explore new possibilities. Allowing your mind to embrace a new perspective can lift your mood.
- Try role-playing in different scenarios. If you take a disappointing situation play-act how you can handle new paths, the distraction can lessen the negative power of the original issue or change.
As a process, it may take some time to find a new comfort zone. Be patient with yourself and keep pushing forward with a little playfulness.
* Jack Canfield quote: https://quotefancy.com/jack-canfield-quotes.