The Magic Happens When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone…

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I’ve been doing a whole lot of stepping outside of my comfort zone lately. It started with tiptoe actions for things that made me slightly uncomfortable… then it moved into full-on “this makes me REALLY uncomfortable”.  The silly thing I started with was a new hairstyle and nail polish color that I was sure wasn’t me and them miraculously this moved into taking on bigger and bigger projects. I had to really push myself into doing these projects even though they were great opportunities… but they were not comfy, behind the computer ones. You know the ones that I normally do. 

And you know what happened? I was offered more and more awesome adventures and opportunities. These will better my life and those around me and help me to grow as a personally and professionally.

Had I not taken a deep breath and said yes none of this would have happened.

I enthusiastically encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Don’t over think it. Don’t let the doubts and the worry set in. Tiptoe if you must, but say yes even if it makes you feel uncomfortable. 

How are you stepping out of your comfort zone?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I need to do this more, I put on sparkly green nail polish for St. Patrick’s day yesterday, so that is a start!

  • Blogging makes me do that because I attend conferences and have meetings in person. I’d much prefer to arrange everything over the phone and by email. But pushing myself is good for me.

  • With my life it seems that I have been out of my comfort zone more and more…but I kinda like it!

  • What an exciting place to be in your life! Taking chances and realizing you can do more and be more is exhilarating.
    I like to do this too 🙂

  • I actually step outside my comfort zone every time the opportunity presents itself! You never know what you’re missing if you don’t try it!

  • My husband wants us to get out of our comfort zone this year by riding in glider planes. They have a glider place near us and he thinks it would be fun.

  • When I step out of my comfort zone, unknown potential is recognized, giving evidence to my theory that I am never really doing my best.
    My best is yet unknown and exists as POTENTIAL!

  • I need to remind myself to step out of my comfort zone a lot, I’m a classic introvert so it’s very hard for me.

  • Oh boy, this is timely. I’ve been stepping out my comfort zone a lot lately too and you know what? It’s great. The further I step out the better things get.

  • It’s good to step out and to be stretched, it’s a learning process with blessings!

  • Wow, I can relate to this. I am SO BAD at leaving my comfort zone. My anxiety gets the best of me and I really struggle with it. But, you are right… so many amazing things can come from it!

  • It’s comforting to know I’m not the only person who struggles with stepping outside their comfort zone. I do like to make myself get of of the comfort zone every time I have the chance, but depending on what it is, can be hard!

  • I have also been stepping outside of my comfort zone. It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks but I’m giving it a go! 🙂

  • Thanks for a great and encouraging post.. I soo need to do that to step out of my comfort zone but I’m always too chicken… will take your post to heart and try it one baby step at a time.. that will be ok, right…?

  • It was also encouraging for me to read this post and comments written about how difficult it is/can be for others to step out of their comfort zone.. a step I took outside my comfort zone was this past winter becoming a volunteer in a first grade class several days a week….

  • This is so encouraging! I am timid about changing my hair too! =) But just being brave and going for the little things does help motivate me for the big things too. Thanks for sharing.

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