Stepping out of the comfort zone

Ready to step out of your comfort zone? Read our easy-to-follow guide!

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It’s not unusual to go through periods in our lives when things feel a little bit ‘samey’. We talk to the same people, do the same activities, and stick to the same tried and tested schedule. Of course, this can feel safe and secure – but it’s not a recipe for growth and adventure! If you’re itching to reach a little further or jump a little higher, look no further. This post is packed with inspirational quotes and tips to help you get out of your comfort zone with confidence.

“Do one thing every day that scares you” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Small, tangible changes can lead to big impacts. It’s incredible how trying just one tiny new thing a day can leave you feeling more alive than ever. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Buy a food you’ve never tried before at the supermarket
  • Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • Switch off your mobile phone for the whole day
  • Say ‘hello’ to everybody you pass on the way to work


“We are always getting ready to live, but never living” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a think about what might be holding you back. Is it other people’s opinions that are worrying you? Or the fear of making a mistake? Once we’ve named what we are afraid of, it becomes much easier to face it head on. So, pick up a pen and paper, and make a note of three things you want to achieve. Place the note somewhere where you can read it every day – that way you will be reminded constantly. Remember, it doesn’t have to be anything huge. It might be trying a new item of clothing, learning a word in a different language, or dancing to a different beat. The choice is yours!


“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort” – Brené Brown

Involve friends and family on your journey to change. If you’re still feeling anxious about trying something new, then consider involving somebody close to you. After all, stepping out of your comfort zone is less stressful when you have somebody to do it with – and they make thank you for it too! Whatever activity you have planned, make sure to bring along a tasty and nutritious snack to keep you energised and motivated. For example, you could prepare some home-made bread sticks with Zespri™ Green kiwifruit, salmon and cheese cream. And if you haven’t tried this combination of ingredients before, even better! You’ve just taken a step out of your comfort zone...