Don’t be afraid of change

To many of you reading this, stepping out of your comfort zone may not be a familiar experience.

Friday, 18th September 2015, 2:44 pm
Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

It may not be something you normally do. There are many positive, motivational quotes for doing so, and for going the extra mile, when you feel you can’t.

Life begins at the end of your comfortable boundaries. It’s said great things happen out of your comfort zone.

What they are really saying is you don’t always have to live life away from where you are comfortable.

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Think of it as an impenetrable force field where you are secure, both mentally, and physically. It balances the risk, anxiety, and your general demeanour.

Research from the early 20th Century found the space just outside your comfort zone is the place where optimal performance is situated.

It was found this state of relative comfort creates top performance. As we said above, you do not have to live your life outside of this place of tranquillity constantly. That would be reckless, and would lead to increased anxiety. Before a person steps away from familiarity, they need to know the benefits and rewards.

You will learn new skills, and experience new things. If you are anxious about something, the more you repeat it, the easier it will become. You will learn to be creative and will be inspired to further educate yourself, and others.

‘Change is not good’. This statement resonates with many. Once you change something, or something around you changes, you find yourself away from familiarity. Change is good.

Without change, we don’t have the chance to learn new things. Most people strive to be as productive as possible on a daily basis, yet comfort kills productivity. Change something. Learn something.

Leave average to people who will never make that step. Pushing past your boundaries will make it easier to accept change in future.

Self improvement comes from learning, and enjoying unfamiliar experiences that will benefit you. They will educate, inspire, and increase your creativity.

The mental benefits will go some way to reducing, and controlling anxiety. Start with the things you do on a daily basis. Change something.