Rebel Shop Geek Store

Subscribe

Christmas By The Book: A Tree Created Entirely Out Of Books
Christmas By The Book: A Tree Created Entirely Out Of Books

KICKSTARTER
J.A.E.S.A: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
J.A.E.S.A - Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
KICKSTARTER
Looksery: Real-Time Face Transformation Filters
Looksery App
KICKSTARTER
Leaf Mount: Collapsible Stand For iPads, Samsungs, Kindle+
Leaf Mount
KICKSTARTER
ANTVR: All-In-One Universal Virtual Reality Kit
ANT Virtual Reality
LIFESTYLE | 3 Years Ago By Misty Belardo

5 Lessons To Learn When Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Lessons Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Advertisement

I recently left home, and now I live approximately 8,900 miles away.  I know from experience this kind of change takes a lot of adjusting.  When I decided to take the job in Cincinnati, Ohio, I knew that I would be leaving my comfort zone.  I grew up with my family around me all the time, and it is something I cherish.  Being in a place where I know every twist and turn on the road is where I have always felt comfortable.  Even simple things, like knowing what kind of temperature to expect, and what type of weather is normal at certain times of the year is something that I am accustomed to.

Making the decision to leave our comfort zone is a big choice that every person needs to really think about.  I remember so many people were questioning why I would make such a drastic change, uproot my life and move to an entirely new country and culture.  Now that I’ve been away from home for almost a month, I can say that I have learned some important lessons.  I hope these can help those people who are in the process of either leaving home and going to a new land, or struggling with that big decision, which you know will certainly have a big impact on your life.

1. Technology can be your best friend – You may be far from home or adjusting to change, but knowing that you can communicate with family and friends anytime is comforting.  In this day and age, having a mobile phone and internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

2. Focus on your goals – Being far from friends and family can be difficult sometimes, especially if you have gotten used to just being a stone’s throw away.  I believe the best way to counter any feelings of sadness or loneliness is by focusing on our goals.  There are so many reasons why people move out of their comfort zone, and it’s easy to get side tracked at times.  Whenever you feel down or doubtful about the future, stop and think of why you left your comfort zone in the first place.  I can guarantee that all doubts and fears will be gone as soon as you see yourself achieving your goals.

3. Be open to change – Whenever people asked me if I was alright moving to a far away place, my answer was always yes.  We must be ready to face whatever new experiences that our new surroundings bring.  It’s the only way we will enjoy ourselves and feel comfortable in our new space.

4. Enjoy your new surroundings and be friendly – I am so lucky that I have witnessed several situations involving random acts of kindness since I moved to Cincinnati.  Even a smile from a stranger is really something that can warm up any awkward situation.  So it really does not matter if you are the new kid on the block, as long as you are friendly, you too can experience what I have in the very short amount of time that I have been here.  I have also enjoyed some time exploring new places.  Of course, I know I will be able to do much more exploring when the weather is warmer.

5. Stay safe and use common sense – It is always a good practice to follow what we have been taught as kids, and to always use street smarts and safety rules wherever we go.  You know, the basics like don’t go with people you do not know, look both sides when you cross the street, etc…  Make sure to learn about the culture and rules when you move to a new city or country.

5 Important Life Lessons

Image Credits: [CREATISTA / Shutterstock] [igor kisselve / Shutterstock]

Author Avatar Image Representation

Author: Misty Belardo

Misty is a Digital Sr. Project Manager at Barefoot Proximity in Cincinnati OH. Her true love is design and self-expression. She believes in encouraging others to bring out their creativity to the surface and in whatever medium they feel comfortable with. A designer at heart that loves hand drawn design. She enjoys sketching, painting and doodling. Creating avatars and hand drawn icons and logos are her favorite. Gifted with a very active imagination and uses that to blog about her interactive experiences. Coffee and music lover. Loves social media, co host of PodJamTV with Marty McPadden. Connect with her on Twitter @mistygirlph and FaceBook : Mistygirlph

Leave A Comment

You Might Also Like...
Bit Rebels
10 Star Wars Inspired Pieces Of Pop Fiction Art
10 Star Wars Inspired Pieces Of Pop Fiction Art
SHARES
254
Gigabot 3D Printer Allows Insane 24-Cubic Inch Objects To Be Printed
Gigabot 3D Printer Allows Insane 24-Cubic Inch Objects To Be Printed
SHARES
769
How To Build A Raspberry Pi Laptop Using Upcycled Accessories
How To Build A Raspberry Pi Laptop Using Upcycled Accessories
SHARES
0
14 Job Interview Tips That Will Get You The Job [Infographic]
14 Job Interview Tips That Will Get You The Job [Infographic]
SHARES
347
Upload A Pic And See Your Face On Meth After 5 Years Of Drug Abuse
Upload A Pic And See Your Face On Meth After 5 Years Of Drug Abuse
SHARES
213
 
css.php