To me, my comfort zone is like the equivalent of a warm bed with fresh sheets on a Monday morning, why on earth would I want to leave that?! But while I don’t think that comfort zones are a bad thing (honestly how could anything with the word ‘comfort’ in it be bad?) I do think that stepping out of those zones once in a while is vital for changing perspectives and keeping things fresh.
Here are my current favourite easy ways to take a step (some are baby steps) out of your comfort zones:
|Jane Iredale Smokey Eye Kit|
Out of habit I keep coming back to the same eyeshadow shades (matte browns) and it’s an un-inspiring ‘rinse and repeat’ cycle. Lately I’ve been changing it up by trying mineral eyeshadows for the first time ever with the *Jane Iredale In The Blink Of A Smoky Eye Kit and I’ve realised that A.) mineral shadows are the bomb.com and B.) wearing deeper shadows and different shades during the day isn’t actually that scary. I’ve been opting for some of the deepest shadows from the palette and I’ve even been dabbling with the forest green shade (who am I?!) and it looks surprisingly flattering with my brown eyes. Green shadows are obviously out of my comfort zone but using mineral shadows is as as well. I always figured mineral shadows weren’t that pigmented but these actually have better pay off than my Urban Decay shadows so I’m definitely happy I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one. Adios matte browns!
I miss the days when I was younger and phone-free, back when Instagram was just a figment of the imagination. Okay who am I kidding I love me some Instagram but I’ve gotten way too comfortable with it becoming part of my daily routine. To curb your social media addiction, try ditching your phone for a day. Being without your phone will probably feel really odd at first but after that? The silence and lack of FOMO (fear of missing out) is pretty comforting.
Every day at 7am, is there a secret club that meets and plots to take over the world? For all I know there could be, because I’m never up before 7am if I can help it. Saying that, one easy way to change up your routine is to switch up the time you rise. If you always wake up at 6am, try sleeping in if you can, take it easy and see what happens and vise versa if you’re someone who usually sleeps till noon. It’s funny how just changing the time you wake up can completely shift your routine and change up your day.
See, I told you this would mainly be baby steps. I’m a creature of habit and I tend to like ordering the same foods and drinks over and over again. I’m all “If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it” but sometimes doing something as small as changing up your order or blind picking (close your eyes and pick from the menu) can spice things up a bit. I know this might sound kind of dull and anti-climactic but honestly when it comes to leaving my comfort zone I think I’d always rather change a bunch of small things and let those changes accumulate, rather than jumping in the deep end and changing everything at once.