How To expand your comfort zone in 5 steps

Updated: Apr 24

What is the comfort zone? And why does it feel so scary when we are pushed out of it?

The comfort zone is the state where most aspects of our life are known to us. This zone has very minor changes resulting in very low levels of stress.

Having said that, I’m sure we can all remember a time, a situation or just a thought that spiked our level of discomfort and all we could think was “no way I’m doing this!”

In this post, we’ll share five steps to help you expand your comfort zone. Not how to get out of it, which stresses us, but how to stretch it and feel in control.

Step 1. Be kind to yourself

Everyone gets uncomfortable in some way about something at some time, this is normal. The level of discomfort will trigger a flight, fight or freeze mode and that's normal too. The trick is to make that be OK, and not to let the ‘negative little voice’ inside you take control.