If you’ve yet to reach the quarter milestone in your life, there’s a high chance that you’re just chillin’ and letting life pass you by. After all, you’re young! You’re free! You have no responsibilities! It’s great, right? Well, sure. If you wanna live a boring life where you do the same thing every day. Yep, if you’re in your teens or early 20s, you’re probably stuck in a routine where you travel to the same mall to spend money you don’t have, you go out on the town to the same nightclub every week, and you chat to the same people every day. Where’s the fun in that? Here are just a few reasons why stepping out of your comfort zone is the best gift to give yourself before you turn 25…
You find adventure
We’ve all seen Pitch Perfect 3 (right?!). We know what happens when you get stuck in a rut in the adult world! So why not try to avoid it for a little while and go on an adventure? Although it might not be your first choice of trip, taking yourself away from your little comfort bubble and thrusting yourself into the unknown is one of the best ways to have the time of your life and make new memories. Don’t believe us? Find a globe, spin it around, and buy a ticket to the place your finger lands on…
You try new things
The best thing about our comfort zones is that we love everything in it. We love the places we go, we love the people who are in it, and we love the activities we do every single day. Most of the time, anyway. Yet, when you take yourself out of your comfort zone, you allow yourself new opportunities to try new things and broaden your horizons. You never know, you might surprise yourself! You might be a natural surfer, you might love seafood, or you might be able to read a map like a pro. You won’t know until you try.
You find yourself
Okay, we know it’s totally cheesy to say that you will be able ‘to find yourself’ when you go on an adventure, but you wouldn’t be so sick of it if people didn’t say it so much – and when people say something a lot, it’s basically true. So listen up! Allowing yourself the chance to remove yourself from your comfort zone in search of new adventure is the ultimate chance to truly understand who you are and what you like. In fact, you might absolutely hate your adventure and realize that you’re perfectly happy in your comfort zone, thank you very much. Or you might have the time of your life and realize that you’ve been missing out all along.
You become even more social
Even if you’re the most introverted person on the planet, there comes a time when you just really need to let your hair down and have a little fun with people you barely know in a place you’ve never been before. It’s a rite of passage. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you get the chance to meet new people and become even more social. There’s a chance you could even meet a new best friend or even a soulmate along the way. What could be better than that?
Although we’re pretty accustomed to our comfort zones and everything that resides in it, there are some instances where it’s best to just flip your hair, walk out of your comfort zone, and explore what the real world has to offer – especially before you turn 25 and have to be a real ‘adult.’ Make the most of it, y’all!