HOW I STEPPED OUT MY COMFORT ZONE

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Hey guys! As you know, 2016 is about to come to an end and the New Year is coming. Therefore, I’ve come up with a new set of goals that I want to achieve as I really wanna do greater things in my life. I believe you've seen plenty of inspirational quotes that encourage you to do things that you usually don’t do, like changing your daily routine or bad habits. But we can’t deny the fact that its really not easy to step out of your comfort zone and do other challenging things. We are ruled by habits. We do things the same old way because it's comfortable and we’re used to it. The risk in staying firmly inside your comfort zone is that it kills your productivity. You know you are stuck in your comfort zone when a great opportunity shows up and you give yourself all kind of excuses not to go after it. For example, we always say how we want to hit the gym and get fit but before heading to the gym we’ll always tell ourselves ‘’Ahh, I’ll do it tomorrow instead.’’ I’m pretty sure most of you do the same(don’t deny it guys) haha!

Several years ago I decided that its time to get out of my comfort zone and start my own blogging business and it really quite daunting at first. I had so much uncertainties because I didn’t know where or how to start. I didn’t know what I should write about to entice my readers. But as time went by, I slowly got my confidence in blogging and it motivated me even more when I know my readers are increasing(thank you guys :)) My business started to get better day by day and here I am today! Thinking about it now makes me feel so glad that I decided to start my blog. In this post, I will share to you guys some of my ways to step out of the comfort zone, hopefully these tips would motivate you into creating a positive change in your life.


Face your fears
Public speaking and social intercourse are NOT my thing. I am always really shy when it comes to talking to new friends I meet in parties or events. I tend to get really socially awkward and I hate it. Until one day, I realized that this attitude of mine holding me back from many potential opportunities. I actually lost several huge collaborations and projects, that's why I decided to set a goal to tackle it in the next six months. I faced my fears and try to socialize with people as much as I can. Guess what? Miracles do happen! I started receiving huge projects and had the opportunity to attend the Paris Fashion Week. The process was tough but when you know you finally overcome your fears, you know you are one step closer to your dream.

Change your looks
Trust me! A makeover can boost your confidence! As for me, I love changing my hairstyle with bright and daring colors. I also love mix matching my clothes in ways where people don’t. I want to be special and stand out among the others. People will start paying attention towards me which leads to getting more attention on my blog and my collaborations with other brands. I wasn’t really used to getting all these makeovers at first but I started to love it because when I make myself look good, I feel so much better at myself and my confidence automatically boosts.

Create real conversations
You don't have to have it all figured out to solve problems. You know what’s the toughest thing to do? Its when you have any problems in your life be it about relationships or career and you have to talk to your family about it. You want to let out your feelings but at the same time you don’t want your family to worry about you. But I realized that creating deep conversations with your family and friends is really important. It will help you to be better when you’re creating conversations in the outside world.

Practice believing in yourself
Having a positive and optimistic mindset is what you need to overcome challenge. This is why it is really important to have faith in yourself. If you always think negatively about your abilities, then we create ruts. Like the old me, I was always negative about everything and expect the worst in everything. I couldn't get projects because other bloggers are much better than me. I let everything that threatens me threw me off my game. I promised myself that I can't let this happen to me again, so I kept practicing over and over again to truly, honestly believing in myself. With this, I will have doubts in holding me back in doing what I want to do.



Well there you go! Those are some of my tips to help me get out of my comfort zone and achieve my goals. Which one of these will you tackle first? Let me know in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!

xoxo

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  1. your photography is amazing! Love your blog :) xoxo

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  2. I came across your blog while checking out fashion blogs and am exactly facing what you have faced before. This post is definitely inspiring and motivating me to step out. Somehow I just want to say thanks for writing! Continue writing and dont give up! All the best! :)

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