Mind & Body by Temple
Why stepping outside your comfort zone is necessary & key to unlocking your Mind & Body’s potential.
As humans we are wired to seek comfort from the moment we are born. From a young age we are programmed to stay in safe & familiar environments.
Why comfort zones aren’t helping us as adults & why It’s important we break those patterns.
Our Mind & Body are truly capable of amazing things. Staying within our comfort zone does not allow for growth to take place. Creating limits on our Mind & Body to perform.
We often hear nothing good comes from the comfort zone. Looking at the science behind that, it is 100% accurate. It’s important we apply pressure, change our environments, learn new skills + etc… to allow growth to take place. This creates an environment for muscles to get stronger, heart & lungs get larger & strengthen our brains Neuroplasticity. +etc…
Based off personal experience stepping outside your comfort zone when life is going smooth – is key to setting yourself up for success when issues & circumstances outside our control arise. This broadens our ability to deal with stress & variables changing in our everyday environment. The more pressure we apply & challenges we face- the more growth occurs within our Mind & Body.
Are you struggling to step outside your comfort zone?
Here are some tips you can start doing daily to push past your comfort zone:
– Make it to the gym – the first day at the gym is always the most intimidating. You’ve got this.
– Try a new restaurant or coffee shop – placing yourself in a new environment
– Turn off GPS and take a different route home- help you think outside the box
– Set small goals for yourself- talk to 1 new person today
– Say yes to an outing without asking for details
The Science behind stepping outside your comfort zone shows -pushing our physical & psychological limits stimulates our brains & expands our potential’s capacity. Stepping outside comfort zones and expanding one’s horizon is key for stimulating neurons within the brain, creating stronger & new neural networks. Otherwise known as Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to adapt to changes in an individual’s environment by forming new neural connections over time.
I challenge you to do something daily to step outside your comfort zone.
Reference: Neuroscience by Louis Cozolino
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