The comfort zone is a behavioural space where your activities and behaviours fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk—the operative words here being stress and risk.
In our comfort zone, there is a sense of familiarity, security and certainty.
When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk, and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety; we’re not quite sure what will happen and how we’ll react.
Do not live your life doing the same thing every day. Try something new and go from there. You’ll be surprised what you may find, you might even find yourself. Do not be afraid to show who you are and since you are the only person who can make things happen in your life, do not procrastinate.
Stepping out of your comfort zone even once makes it easier and more likely to do it again. Challenging yourself can help you perform at your peak and taking risks is what helps us grow. But, in whatever you do, do not push yourself too far because too much stress and anxiety can be paralyzing and stifles creativity.
“The hardest thing to do is to leave your comfort zone. You have to let go of the life you’re familiar with and take the risk to live the life you dream about” T. Arigo.