Step Out of Your Comfort Zone. Live a Happier Life.

Fuck being comfortable. That’s what I finally realized at the tender age of 28. I always lived my life based on what was comfortable. I went to school every day to one day receive that high school diploma. Got that high school diploma to then go to college. Got that college degree to then move onto a career. Blah, blah, blah. Boring!

“In order to be truly happy, you need to go explore the world. Meet new people. Try new things. Don’t be afraid to fail. Never be afraid of the unknown. Don’t stay in one place. Do as much as you can while you are young and able.” This is what I told myself, in the beginning of this year, and I have never looked back.

With that, I quit my job without having another one lined up and spontaneously booked a trip to the West Coast (anyone that has/had the extreme pleasure of knowing me, knows that this is way out of my comfort zone). I can honestly say, though, that this was the best decision I have ever made. While traveling alone I met some awesome people, learned more about myself in two weeks than I have in the past 28 years and ate the most fabulous food.

*Side note: My birthday was only a couple weeks ago and it took me a solid 10 minutes to realize that I am now 28 and no longer 27. Anyway…

I am not saying or advising that everyone should randomly quit their job and start a free-for-all with their lives. What I am saying is, if you are unhappy with your current situation it’s time to make a change and start adding some excitement. Life is too short after all.

“The three C’s of life: Choices, Chances and Changes. You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.” –Zig Zaglar

Final thoughts: Step out of your damn comfort zone! I know, I know easier said than done but you will thank yourself later. I promise.

Oh, and I love how I totally made myself seem like a life coach with this post. Please just roll with it.

Tell me about a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. How did it make you feel?

Some inspirational shit on stepping out of your comfort zone:



26 thoughts on “Step Out of Your Comfort Zone. Live a Happier Life.

  1. Great post. Skip and I moved to Texas after my parents passed away. Wanted to be closer to my sisters. Sold our house and quit our jobs with nothing else lined up. Ten years later I’m wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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  2. I am happy for you! I’m happily married with a 3 year old son, I think decisions like that based on a vague feeling of boredom/unhappines/being stuck would be completely irresponsible right now. But then again, while I’m in awe for people who can do just that, and while I love to imagine myself being a multilingual nature guide in Costa Rica – what I do right now to make a living is exactly what I was born to do. Being a teacher is so much a part of me (and gets me out of my comfort zone at the most unexpected moments) and a true passion/identity that I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    It took me some time to realize that though…

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  3. Kudos to you and the commenters who said fuck it and went for it; double kudos for doing it at a young age. Last year, I finally went for it, I took an early retirement and completed the degree I started more than forty years ago. It took me that long to embrace what I’ve known since I was twenty-something: that I love to write and want to do it for a living.

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    1. Thank you, Samuraigrampa! I would like to say that you deserve a huge kudos for sticking with your passion and never giving up. You are an inspiration to many and congrats on that degree! I absolutely will check out your blog and offer my feedback. Good luck to you!


  4. I gave notice to my job, started packing up my apartment, have picked a few cities that I want to visit and probably stay, planning a trip to Europe before that. Now to kick comfort zone in it’s A$$ and make some changes. Whoever said life begins at 40, was right…well I am still in my 40’s so that does count. Thanks for the post and your positive words.

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