Who hasn’t experienced the “if only I had, if only I were” – that one step that you don’t take because you are unsure, because it requires effort, in short: because you would have to leave your comfort zone to do so. So challenge yourself with the new tasks at Blog Vave casino.


First of all: the comfort zone is not all bad. Some patterns and habits have become ingrained for a reason. They give us structure and ensure a certain organization in our everyday lives. But often these habits and comforts leave no room for growth and no room for new things.

Leaving the comfort zone means having courage and overcoming your own insecurities. But breaking out of your comfort zone also means becoming freer. You stop allowing yourself to be restricted by habits. This can be very healthy and help you move forward instead of treading water. 


Leaving your comfort zone – Tip 1: Be mindful

To break out of your comfort zone, you first have to recognize it. Observe yourself during your everyday life. Maybe even take notes. Where do you unconsciously choose the easier, more comfortable path? Where have patterns and structures become ingrained in your life that you hold on to out of habit?

A tour of your own four walls can also help to make you aware of such comfort zones: The TV that you switch on every evening to shut out the daily grind. Old stuff that you still hoard, even though it may no longer work and is probably even restricting you. Everyone probably finds things like this that have simply crept into everyday life.

Tip 2: Take small steps out of your comfort zone

Turn off the TV more often. Be mindful, but not too strict with yourself. Nobody, including yourself, should expect you to change your whole life at once. A comfort zone doesn’t mean that everything is bad. Start with small things. For example, start by leaving the TV switched off one or two evenings a week. Instead, go for a walk, read a book that has been gathering dust on the shelf for a long time, or call a long-forgotten friend.

If you start with little things like this, you will notice that your steps are getting bigger. Perhaps by finding a new hobby or planning a multi-day cycling or hiking tour instead of the usual beach vacation.

Leave your comfort zone with tip 3: Say “yes” more often

Have you perhaps observed this in yourself? We often say no to something very hastily without giving it much thought. Or your mind comes up with dozens of “buts” as to why you shouldn’t say yes. Because saying yes means leaving your comfort zone, daring to do something, and overcoming your insecurities. 

Have the courage to say “yes” to new challenges. Don’t think too long about the negative consequences. If you are already thinking about it, then think about the benefits that the new challenge can bring you. Again, these can be very small steps – for example, going to a painting class with a friend even though you consider yourself to be a rather uncreative person, or booking a language course.

Tip 4: Give order to the breakout

The structure can help you leave your comfort zone. To become freer, you need structure. That sounds strange. But there are two reasons why it makes sense:

Firstly, we can only focus our thoughts on something new when we don’t have to waste so much time on our everyday duties. If you have to plan and think about what you’re going to do when and how every time, you have little room to look beyond the edges of your comfort zone.

The second aspect is motivation: we often find it difficult to motivate ourselves to do things, especially if they are a challenge for us. Such challenges include leaving our comfort zone. It helps to make a fixed place in your daily routine for this task, similar to chores such as cleaning or doing the laundry. Make a small ritual out of it, where once a day, once a week or however you like, you consciously break out of your daily routine and try something new.

Tip 5: Let others inspire you to leave your comfort zone

What do you admire other people for? When breaking out of your comfort zone, the motto is Imitation allowed! Just try out something yourself that you admire in others. You should avoid following in someone else’s footsteps completely because then you’re just following well-trodden paths. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to leave your comfort zone. 

If you observe other people, it will be much easier for you to expand your field of vision beyond everyday life and discover new challenges. Anyone can be an inspiration.

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