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20 HUGE Ways To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone That Ultimately Result In Self-Care!
Getting stuck in a routine stinks. You do the same thing, over and over (and over). My mental health goes down when I get stuck in these routines, and I've found that jumping out of my comfort zone instantly improves my mood, health, and mind! I hope it can do the same for you! Here are my favorite 20 ways to get out of your comfort zone, and start living!
1. Cut and dye your hair (With permission, by a professional)
2. Initiate conversation, with friends or strangers
3. Talk to someone on the street
4. Try a dance class
5. Pick up an instrument
6. Take a sewing class
7. Try crafting/DIY classes
8. Spend the day walking around a popular city, instead of inside your house
9. Go on a spontaneous road trip!
10. Learn a second language (or third, or fourth,)
11. Pick up a part-time job, or quit your old one: Change your routine entirely by adding a job! Look for articles on how teens can make money, and what kind of job would fit you!
12. Volunteer somewhere you’ve never been
13. Join a group with a common interest
14. Start a garden in your backyard
15. Write a book: Everyone has a story. Everyone has a different point of view. Use these and write a book. Fiction, historical (non)fiction, biography, it's up to you!
16. Go indoor skydiving
17. Get a makeover/transformation
18. Buy new clothes for your wardrobe
19. Adopt an animal: Animals are huge responsibilities but are also therapeutic. Dogs especially are good emotional support pets and are really cute!!
20. Join a support group/therapy: Finally, the (for many) hardest, biggest step of all. Joining a support group for anxiety, or going to therapy. With social anxiety, it's nearly impossible to do this. You're not only putting yourself out there, but you're claiming this mental illness, thinking that people will judge you for it. But it's better, and nobody's judging you. It helps to have a group you can go to, of people who are going through what you are.