How I Get Outside of My Comfort Zone

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I’ve been going through a bit of a funk lately. Nothing serious, just feeling a little blah. It happens every so often, but the truth is I absolutely hate feeling like this. I wake up unmotivated and am completely unproductive throughout the day. I tend to snap at people and my sleep is horrible.

After about 3 or 4 days of feeling like this, I was ready to figure out how to get myself out of this rut and get excited about life again. I decided I needed to step outside of my comfort zone. Life was getting a little stale for me, and my personality just does not do well with routine. I thrive on spontaneity and creativity. I crave adventure and inspiration (hence this blog).

So, what did I do? I started writing down things that I’ve been thinking of doing but have been too lazy or too intimidated to try. I also wanted to start scheduling those mundane things that have to get done in order to have more time for adventures. (Yes, I realize that by scheduling these things, I’m going against the very thing I hate: routine. But I figure if I set aside those things and make myself do them, then they can’t get in the way of what I really want to do!) Here’s what I came up with:

  • Take a spinning class
  • Reach out to more potential freelance clients
  • Take more pictures

Not a very extensive list, but I figured if I started small, I wouldn’t be too overwhelmed. After making this list, I immediately signed up for a yoga class for that evening. There’s nothing that can get your mind right like a little yoga!

So, did I follow through with these things?

I went to my first spin class on Sunday morning. It was the toughest workout I’ve ever had! I felt like I was going to throw up initially, but once that feeling subsided, I truly enjoyed my time. The studio is dark and loud, and you are getting out of it what you decide to put in. I still feel sore from it! But I can’t wait to go back. The first class is always the hardest for me because I don’t know what to expect, plus I went alone – something I hate to do!

I’ve been working on an exciting project for my potential freelance clients. I’ve made little progress on this one, but it’s only been a few days. I set a goal to have this project complete by the start of the new year! This goal coincides with my greater goal of working for myself, owning my own company, and having the flexibility of being a mom, too.

Pictures are always something I look back on with so much joy! But I’ve always been so bad about taking them. Since Finn was born, I’ve been trying to make this a priority. I recently got a new phone with a lot more storage so I’ve been snapping pictures as often as I remember! These are the days that I’ll be looking back at one day and wishing I had more photos, so I have to remember to be better about it.

This journey just started last week, but I’m already feeling so much better!

What do you do to get yourself out of a funk?

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