Being in the comfort zone is where routine and familiarity live. Regularity minimizes stress and risk, providing us a state of mental security. Breaking from this can feel daunting and unnatural.
Comfort however, kills productivity. It keeps us in a safe place, where we do the minimum and just go through the motions. We avoid learning and doing new things.
To spark creativity and growth, we must push ourselves into the uncomfortable. In doing so, we can expand. Finding new paths, smarter ways to work and discovering unexpected solutions and opportunities.
You don’t need to go skydiving, or take a trip to a foreign land. Do the everyday things differently. Take a new route to work, go vegetarian for a week or check out a new fitness class.
Today, find one simple way to get uncomfortable and notice how you then tackle situations differently and with a new sense of energy.