It’s April. Oh, My Goodness. I know I’m amazed in every Monthly Motivation at how fast the time is going but I’m genuinely shocked at how fast this year is flying by. It’s already time for Easter, midsemester break and overindulging in chocolate and I for one, cannot wait.
Looking back on March, I can easily say it was the most stressful month I’ve had in a while. I don’t know why, or what exactly caused it but I think I spent most of the month in an eternal state of high anxiety. Add in the other general stressors of life such as uni, blogging, a few minor family emergencies and well, everyday life and I can easily say, I’m glad it’s over.
There is one small realisation that occurred in March that I’m glad happened and that was the realisation that I, as a naturally anxious person and a creature of habit, live in my very cosy comfort zone and very rarely leave. Most of the time I don’t even think about leaving my comfort zone because if there’s the smallest possibility it will trigger my anxiety or make me uncomfortable, it’s my natural instinct to avoid it and make sure it never happens again.
Only, that’s not really living. This month I’m going to make a conscious effort to do things that take me outside of my comfort zone, even if only a little. I’ve started already by buying some clothes I’d normally steer clear of, mostly because I’ve forced myself to believe I can’t pull them off and the thought of having people look at me makes me mildly uncomfortable but I’m pushing those useless thoughts out of my head and I’m going to rock some cropped knitted sweaters and a pair of high waisted ripped jeans some time this month. I’ve also started getting involved with discussions in the classroom and lectures, which once made me second-guess myself a little but I know how important it is to engage with content to learn, so I want to do it. I’m also contemplating something a little wilder (at least for me!) and either going on a little day road trip by myself or dying my hair a crazy colour this month.
This month I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone and I want you to join me! Tell me in the comments below one thing you’re gonna do this month to push yourself outside of your comfort zone!