Pushing yourself: 5 Tips to push yourself out of your comfort zone
In order to get beyond your limitations, at times you have to push yourself.
Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone can be very intimidating!
Especially, if you are set in a strict routine.
However, it is essential if you want to achieve your goals.
Achieving your goals can be a difficult task as it requires some steps that will be hard to overcome.
But you can do it!
First and foremost, you have to believe in yourself.
Having insight into knowing that there is always room for improvement is a great perspective to have.
Here are some tips that I use to push myself each and everyday:
1. Express yourself
Recently, I have been making more videos on my Instagram. I like to talk a lot (especially to myself, don’t judge me). I figured making videos is a new way that I can utilise to connect with my followers. If I can help someone by sharing some information, hey, I am all for it. That is why I started this blog.
2. Feel the fear and do it anyway
At times, I am nervous when talking to new people. In my head, I am constantly thinking, do they understand what I am saying? Am I talking to much? However, talking to new people helps to expand your network. You never know, you could be talking to your new business partner.
3. If your body is telling you to stop, keep going
I will break this down. I know there are some of you reading this who have new fitness goals. Picture this, you are in the gym and you have almost finish working out. You are quite tired but you are committed to working on your fitness goals. So do one extra rep. Run that extra minute. The feeling you get after going beyond what you THOUGHT you can do is soooo satisfying!
4. Positive affirmations
At the beginning of my day, I always say my affirmations to get me fired up. I am great. I am hard working. I exclude confidence. This helps to set the tone for the rest of the day.
5. Positive self-talk
There will be times when your negative self-talk pops in your head and tells you that you can’t do something. Ignore that negative self-talk! If you feel negative thoughts creeping up to destroy your good mood, STOP yourself immediately and drown out the negative self-talk with positive self-talk. Remind yourself that You can do it! You’ve got this!
With that being said, push yourself to healthy limits! If you are feeling faint, take a break or stop your workout. Focus on your health first. If you feel fit and able, push yourself. Be the personal trainer in your own mind.
Positive self-talk will improve your mood and motivation immensely.
Speak of yourself in a good manner and do not let negative energy deter you from reaching your goals.
Thanks for reading.