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How to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Updated on October 16, 2019
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Self help is the best help and what all can you do for yourself to grow through, what you go through and find your own happiness

Explore yourself: outside your comfort zone!

10th October was World Mental Health day and I was so eagerly waiting for this day to tell you all the story behind me getting out of my comfort zone and accepting change for better. I strongly believe in this phrase that ‘change is the new constant’ but also to add to this that 'change occurs when we choose the change and when we accept it positively'. I would have never been the person I am today if I would have wept at the situations and circumstances in life. Acceptance is difficult but is the key and I can say that by my own experience. So I would like to share some of my experiences and ways about how to get yourself out of your comfort zone.

Life turning events: my story

I lost my cat during my 10th grade and just after two years I lost my granny as well when I was in my 12th grade. Both of them were really close to my heart. My parents used to come home late from work and hence my cat and my granny used to be with me the entire day. It was a tough time to cope up with myself. I couldn’t really express myself out about what I always felt during that tough time. But somehow I stood strong due to my support system, which are my parents. They have always been very protective about me. They never let me do any work at home. I never thought I would have to go away from home, but yes I had to. After my 12th grade I got admission in a college in new city. Parents were more worried than myself. They had never let me out alone for anything.

Moral- Life will give you challenges, events that you had never expected to occur, things you will have to go through forcefully.

Acceptance and facing it

In these situations, somehow we all had to stay strong. Otherwise I would have always been a pampered and a dumb kid. Also somewhere that change was necessary as I would have been more depressed staying home, feeling lonely and missing my granny the entire day. And that’s how started my life in a new city.

Moral- When you accept the changes positively, it gives you an entire new perception and helps you create solutions to how you can mould yourself to it.

Challenges in new place (out of my comfort zone)

I still remember how my parents had come to drop me till my hostel. My mom arranged my bed and cupboard for me in my hostel room. They were really very protective and specially during that moment when they had to leave me all alone. I just smiled and waved a goodbye. I realized that they both were feeling more sad than me. Being the only child they were never used to staying without me. It wasn’t just a change of myself but a huge change for them too. It was hard to accept initially that hostel was going to be my home but it was even harder to absorb the fact that I am no more staying with my parents. Even today these questions pop up in my mind. What if I would have secured admission in my hometown? What if rather than accepting and adjusting we would have felt depressed ?

Moral- when finally being out of your comfort zone get you actually experience difficulties and challenges.

Learning from turning points

But again destiny has it’s own way to help us learn about ourselves, our life and yes, I learned it too. With all hopes and faith in myself I was set to start a new journey in a new place and with new people. I did face little challenges but also overlay them. I feel every person or rather a person who has been staying in comfort and protected zone, should step out and experience life outside. You will learn more than you ever learned in a classroom. It is completely and all together a new adventure. Yes you will face good and bad situations equally but ultimately you are going to turn out completely into a different and a stronger person.

Pune city- New city, new environment, new people and new lifestyle. And yes that helped me create a new me! Adjusting to environment wasn’t that difficult. Infact I realized that once you accept it, it becomes easier to adjust anywhere. Today when I look back I feel that I could do it because I trusted myself and I trusted the process. Right now that I am writing my first post here, it feels really blissful to narrate everything I went through, good and bad experiences. Many realizations, many adjustments, my self evolution, changing for a better version of myself. It is really amazing and feels so wonderful how everything falls to it’s place so perfectly! How every incidence and every situation teaches us something that makes us smarter and help us reaching to our goals. After five years of living outside my comfort zone, I have learned that universe gets you everything not what you want, not what is beneficial, not what is momentary but what is good for you and what will make you achieve your long term goal.

And now these coming 30 days I am going to narrate to you 30 ways I explored myself. My experiences, kinds of people I met, my downfalls and struggles, my uplifts and everything what created me. I would like to share with you all how you can find yourself and come out of the toughest situations in your life if you stay strong. I had read somewhere that “you are created by the what and how you were in your past”. I would like to add to this that “you are created by how you learn and imply from whatever you went through in past.” Think about this! It’s not that I had a very happening and luxurious lifestyle but I had a happy lifestyle and I chose this kind of lifestyle. I own it completely. For the first time I am not at all worried about my followers, my likes and comments. I just want all of you to feel and perceive what I experienced and what I learned. I just want you all to learn something through my writeups, through my experiences. I hope I will be able to touch your lives. As a physiotherapist I want to heal your illnesses but as a writer I wish to touch your hearts.

Moral- Your most difficult challenges can be turning points of your life which will lift you up and make you stronger and changed person!

So I would really love to have your feedback on how you felt reading my very first article. Please do keep reading these 30 days especially to understand more on how you can apply certain things to your life all by yourself without anybody’s help. And believe me our life is a beautiful school and our experiences are amazing teachers. Rather than complaining about good and bad changes, accept them try to understand what are they trying to teach you!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Natasha Tungare


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    • AndazeAkash profile image


      11 months ago

      First of all thank you very much for such a awesome article. Without coming out form our comfort zone, we cannot achieve a massive success. We can not use our full caliber if we are stuck in our own beliefs. According to me that coming out from your comfort zone is nothing but to destroy you own beliefs which are really a hurdle in your massive success. Keep writing and sharing such information with us. A lot of best wishes.

    • SwamanMeenal profile image


      12 months ago from Singapore

      I remembered the days when i had left my home to join engineering and how sad, I was when my mother left me. Staying alone for the first time and even I was ragged by my seniors..these incidents were very tough to go through..They made me really stronger.

      So its really important to go out of your comfort zone. I am making daily practices to move forward.

      Thank you for nice article.

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      Natasha Tungare 

      14 months ago from India

      Thank you @Rajinder sir for always motivating me to write more. I shall definitely share this article. Even if a single person is benefitted by this, it would be a blessing

    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      14 months ago from India

      Thank you so much @Devika Primic maam! I am really glad that you find this useful. I hope it helps bringing a change in your life

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      Rajinder Soni 

      14 months ago from New Delhi

      First of all, I would like to thank Natasha Tungare for sharing this valuable piece of content. Right now my Digital Writopreneurs team is the best example of a bunch of people who have gone out of their comfort zones and are writing, publishing, promoting and generating traffic and money together. Please share your article in our inner circle telegram group as a lot of writers need inspiration and guidance from your expertise.

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      Devika Primić 

      15 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A very interesting insight to enjoying oneself out side their comfort zone. I feel happy to be outside my comfort zone and meet different people. Useful tips and a well written hub.

    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      15 months ago from India

      Thank you so much everyone! Yes, @Avyukth and @Hemamala B, when we share self experiences with people they can very well relate with the same

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      Avyukth Krishna 

      15 months ago from Bangalore

      It's really amazing that you have shared such personal traumatic experiences because it really takes guts to do that ! The fact that you have a positive approach towards life and learn from adversity inspires me to stop complaining and start living . Thank you for this article and please keep writing !

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      Hemamala B 

      16 months ago from Karnataka, South India

      Very true.. Well narrated. Self introspection and moving out of the comfort zone contributes to success. This has been my experience too.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      16 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Agreed. Change is a challenge but we have to face it and take it in it's stride. Then only we can progress ahead and achieve the goals.

      Nice article. Keep up your good work.


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      Matt Doran 

      17 months ago from Manchester, UK

      Really interesting article. I think it's all to tempting to withdraw when things get tough. It takes courage to step outside of your comfort zone and you articulate this well.

    • Niks007 profile image


      17 months ago from India

      This is an inspiring story! I must say that everyone has a unique story and experience to share. But yes, one must always have the ability to accept and the courage to change. Awaiting to read more self-help articles.

    • Natasha Tungare profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Tungare 

      17 months ago from India

      Thank you so much everyone! Your feedbacks mean a lot to me! I am so glad that you found this article very engaging. I hope i can do even better

    • Abitha Deepak profile image


      17 months ago from Chennai, Tamilnadu


      I am truly sorry that you had to suffer intense loss as a teenager ready to take on the world. I am also glad that you did not let that bog you down but instead sought change to heal. Kudos to your parents for urging you in the right direction. That seems to have indeed been a crucial turning point in your life. Take care, stay blessed, and rock on!

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      Aurobindhan S 

      17 months ago from Chennai

      You written from your innerselves which seems more engaging and narrated your experience which you came through.

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      Surya Sashank Rasinkar 

      17 months ago

      Embedding your situation into the concern of the post made it more engaging throughout. Good start

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      18 months ago

      Yes. Very good article. You have narrated in a sequential order of school leaving and joining college for higher studies. At one point of everyone has to move out of comfort zone which is unavoidable.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      18 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Great read. Happiness from within is the key to lead a peaceful life. We tend to dwell in the past and crib and complain. If we could step out of our comfort zone and deal life positively, we can learn more and maybe a step closer to happiness. I believe life increases the level of challenges with each progress we make in life and the more we face them courageously, the more is the probability of us emerging as a winner. A winner against negativities that consume our mind and refrain us from moving forward. Moving forward is important as moving on is always not so easy. Thank you for selecting such an amazing topic.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      18 months ago from South India

      It is inspiring to read positive thoughts. You have constructed it into a good piece of motivational aticle. Every student going out of the visious circle with guaranteed comforts to new places for higher studies must read. Best wishes.


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