20 Small Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

An watercolor image of a man getting out his repletion zone by hiking up to the top of a mountain.

“Get out of your repletion zone. You can only grow if you are willing to finger worrisome and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
Brian Tracy

I’m a big fan of doing the unusual thing. Sometimes in big ways. Often in small and daily ways to mix things up.


Because this habit is a simple and relatively easy way to:

Get out of your repletion zone.

And if you transpiration your perspective on yourself from someone who sticks to the old and well-appointed all the time to someone who likes to mix things up then it will finger increasingly natural and easier to unravel out of your repletion zone when comes to worthier things too.

Because this habit makes the inner resistance and the fear that may hold you when smaller.

Add a spark to your day and come alive.

It keeps you from getting stuck in the same old daily or weekly rut. And it adds increasingly fun to your life.

Refuel your curiousness well-nigh the world and life.

When you do the unusual thing regularly you to discover a ton of new and heady things.

And that will refuel your curiousness well-nigh what else is out there that you haven't discovered just yet.

So how do you do the unusual thing and unravel out of your repletion zone in small and sometimes worthier ways?

20 Ways to Get Out of Your Repletion Zone

1. Eat the unusual thing.

Instead of choosing the meat-based dish at lunch try the vegetarian alternative.

Or try the fish if you usually go for the beef.

2. Smile towards everyone.

Instead of just going withal with your day in your normal social way try smiling more.

Smile increasingly towards your co-workers, the lady at the checkout at the supermarket, the people closest to you and smile to yourself when you encounter a mirror. See what happens.

3. Melt something new.

Each week we try cooking a new recipe.

It is most often a tasty experiment and helps us to find, sometimes unexpected, new favorites.

It has moreover certainly made me a largest melt in the last few years.

4. Mix up your music.

I mix things up by trying new music every month.

I have a squint at the weightier music on sites like Metacritic. Then I load a few of those albums on Spotify and listen.

5. Work in well-constructed silence and stillness.

Shut the door to your office, shut off your music, unplug the internet and just focus on doing the most important thing you can do today while enjoying the silence.

6. Read something that your friends wouldn't guess that you are reading.

Doing this has helped me to expand my horizons and learn new skills and many, often unexpected things well-nigh the world virtually me.

7. Do all your shopping for the week.

Instead of doing grocery shopping when you finger like it or need to, sit lanugo and plan what you will eat and need for a whole week. Go and get all of that at the store.

Now you don’t have to go when there for a week and you’ll probably have a tuft of uneaten self-ruling time (and less stress) to enjoy this week.

8. Have a day of kindness.

Instead of having the usual bursts of irony, sarcasm etc. during your day try to go for a day where you are just stuff kind and friendly to everyone including yourself.

9. Enjoy it all.

All fluctuations during your normal day is a part of life and as life it's a souvenir in some way or another.

So on some days I just tell myself: “enjoy it all”.

Then I try to enjoy my day no matter if the inbox is overfull, if I’m hungry and starting to get cranky. The things I usually don’t like so much I tell myself to enjoy as a part of life.

And so my day unquestionably becomes increasingly enjoyable considering much of how we see life is well-nigh how we segregate to think well-nigh it.

10. Watch something odd.

If you usually watch thrillers then try a romantic comedy. If you most often get stuck with documentaries try an turned-on movie from Japan (I recommend anything by Hayao Miyazaki).

If you love Family Guy, try Severance. Expand what you watch to get new ideas and impressions.

11. Listen to the sound of the world.

Leave your portable music player/app at home or shut off and in your pocket.

Just listen to sounds of the city, nature and people as you move well-nigh during your day.

12. Take a day to be offline.

I tend to spend a day a week offline (usually Saturday or Sunday). It’s a wonderful transpiration of pace and feels like I’m on a small, healthy and uneaten relaxing vacation.

Plus, it makes it increasingly fun to get when to work on Monday.

13. Take a news woebegone out.

Instead of reading the paper or watching the news as usual try to go without that for a day. See how it affects you and how much you miss the news.

14. Hide a note for a loved one.

Hide a sweet note of unhealthfulness for a partner, family member or a friend in his or her cookie jar, tea or coffee container, typesetting on the nightstand, hat, shoes or somewhere else where they squint each day.

Make him or her happy in an unexpected and unusual way.

15. Take a variegated route.

To work or to school. To your gym or home.

See something new plane when you are in transport mode.

16. Walk or take the bicycle to work.

Instead of taking the car or riding the bus as usual. Get some exercise and fresh air surpassing it is time to start working and on your way home.

17. Let it go just for today.

If you often get into arguments or have trouble letting issues go and replay them over and over in your mind then just for today let it all go.

Tomorrow you can take up your old habits just where you left them.

But for today, instead of getting into an treatise just let it go and walk away. If you replay something in your mind, let it go for today. If an old memory pops up today too, let it go instead of dwelling.

18. Go out.

If you usually stay in during the weekdays, then undeniability up a few friends and throne lanugo to the pub for a few hours plane if it’s just a Wednesday.

Or undeniability up someone you haven’t met in month and go for a cup of tea or coffee. Or pop lanugo to the movie theater and reservation a movie.

If you usually do those things though, consider just staying in with PJs on and taking it easy.

19. Sit in a new place.

If you have favorite chair or part of the sofa where you unchangingly sit then try flipside chair or place to sit today. It can requite you a new perspective at work or at home.

And I have found that it can plane requite me some new and fresh thoughts and perspectives on life.

20. Throw out the things you haven’t used in 1 year.

Go through one part of your home – a closet, a drawer in your sedentary or bedroom cabinet – and see what's in there.

Go through the items one by one and ask yourself:

Have I used this item in the past year?

If not, requite the item(s) yonder to soft-heartedness or a friend or simply throw it out.