“Get out of your comfort zone” has become cliche and tossed around without much thought.
Have those two words “comfort zone” lost their impact? What does it really mean? When ARE we actually out of our comfort zones? 🤔
It is a mental state, not so much physical.
It’s that moment when your mind takes over and completely paralyzes the body. You are physically capable of an action, but your brain says, “Nope” and hits the brakes. 🧠🙅♀️
THAT is the edge of the comfort zone.
It’s when you are treading into new territory. A space unfamiliar. Your brain, not equipped with a road map or GPS, wants to play it safe, practice self-preservation. I mean, can you blame it?
Now the fun part - What do you do in that moment?
You have 2 options:
1. Stop and listen to your brain that has done a pretty good job at keeping you alive up to this point.
2. Shut down your brain and trust your body. Or maybe you dial in your thoughts focusing solely on the task at hand. Or maybe you become vulnerable and completely trust your guide to look after your safety while you listen intently to their every word.
You muster every ounce of grit, embrace your fears, and go forth with a racing heart, shaking legs and sometimes with eyes tightly shut.
Sound familiar? I know it does Explorer Chicks as many of you have found that edge on our trips.
Find out how it manifests itself in the Dominican Republic with the link in our bio.
And tell me, friends, which option are you gunning for?
1. Listening to the voice of reason.
2. Saddling up and stepping into the fear.