How do you do when you are operating outside your comfort zone? Do you adapt or retreat? I'm still adjusting to my new life 2,000 miles from my comfort zone and I'm learning valuable lessons. This is not a test. This is real life. Here's a few lessons I learned about how to function outside your comfort zone.
- Trust your instincts. Even though the situation you are in now may be outside your comfort zone, your own intuition will guide you.
- Stay calm. It's normal for your heart rate to accelerate when you're in a tense situation or to get butterflies. Use that boost of adrenaline to sharpen your senses and avoid the urge to run.
- Rely on past similar circumstances. Remember what you did to get through a difficult situation and apply lessons learned from your past to help you when you are facing a predicament.
Do you remember a time when you were operating outside your comfort zone? How did you get through it?