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Getting Uncomfortable

I used to make a habit of doing things that put me out of my comfort zone, but lately I seem to be a lot more risk-averse.

I have done some pretty cool things that made me step out of my comfort zone at the time: bungee jumping, sky diving, quitting my job and heading overseas on a working holiday, moving to a new country, taking a vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh City…the list goes on.

However, I admit I was a little stumped by today’s Bloganuary prompt: Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.

The last time I can remember leaving my comfort zone in a big way was when I started a new job, which was two years ago and an experience many people have had. While I did leave my comfort zone, I wouldn’t consider it adventurous.

Recently, I wrote about how I want to find adventures and live my life to the fullest in that way.

Considering today’s prompt reminded me of a quote:

“Do one thing every day that scares you.โ€

Mary Schmich (although often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt)

I like this quote, it’s challenging and I could use a little more bravery in my day-to-day life. The one thing could be very small, but the idea is that the more comfortable you are with getting uncomfortable, the better you get at dealing with challenges over time.

I’m certain that I would have missed out on some of my best adventures if I didn’t do things that scared me from time to time. Perhaps it’s time to get comfortable again with being uncomfortable. It’s a good goal for 2022!

2 replies on “Getting Uncomfortable”

Yeah this one stumped me as well, because, like you I’ve lived outside of my comfort zone most of my life. These days, I feel more burned out because there is this assumption that taking risks work out — and my latest one is yet to be seen.

But you have a good attitude about it, whereas I skipped this prompt completely! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Thanks!
Being burned out is a really good way to put it, I think I feel that sometimes too. (Maybe that’s why I feel more risk-averse now…)
I have to admit, I’ve nearly skipped a few prompts, but I’m all caught up now and will persist for a bit longer – even if it makes me uncomfortable! ๐Ÿ˜€

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