Saturday: August 15, 2020

If you asked me what I was likely to be doing on a hot summer afternoon like today, my usual answer would be ‘stay at home, watch movies, do a bit of reading and relax. But here I find myself miles above sea level skipping along steep edges in the mountains of Norway. So why the change in routine?

Let me give you a bit of a background: whenever I have a bit of a holiday to myself, I am very likely to just stay at home, watch movies, do some reading and just relax. But somehow, I jumped on a flight and find myself in Norway, going on a hike. That in itself is a step out of my comfort zone but I believe this has been a trip worthwhile.

Stepping out of your comfort zone does not have to be a massive transition from being a home-lover to an adrenaline junkie. It could be a little change like an extra few minutes outdoors or a couple more ‘hellos’ each day. Without stepping out of our comfort zones, we grow less, we learn less, and we tolerate less. We miss out on dimensions of life that will be additive to our way of living.

So when you have the opportunity, take gentle steps out of your comfort zone. It will do you some good.


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