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.”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!