Ten (More) Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Great things never came from comfort zones.”

How often do you push yourself out of your comfort zone? It’s not easy, I know. After all, there’s a reason it’s called the *comfort* zone and not the *uncomfort* zone. (Okay, uncomfort is not a word. I know. Whatever.)

About four years ago, I did a post titled “10 Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.” Today, I want to share ten *more* ways you, the person reading this, can step out of your comfort zone.

It’s scary and challenging and thrilling, all at once. And maybe it won’t be worth it, or maybe it will. The only way you can know is to try…

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Here’s Why I LOVE My FitBit

14032927_1042104282509850_482547608_nLast year, I decided to go out and buy a FitBit Charge for myself. Since then, the FitBit brand has come out with all sorts of new tracker models, from a variety of wrist ones, to pocket trackers and more.

Are you thinking about getting a FitBit? Or do you love yours? Whatever the reason, this is just the post for you! Here are five things I love about my FitBit!

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The Love Letter Project

I’ve had this post saved in my drafts for some time, but I finally feel like I can dedicate the time it deserves. This post is a response to The Love Letter Project:

“Consider the greatest challenge you’ve overcome in life and write a love letter to help a perfect stranger overcome that same challenge. I’m asking you to write a love letter because your personal story will make a powerful difference in the lives of others. You could write a love letter to anyone: an entrepreneur who is struggling with her first business, a man who has lost his job, or a child who is being bullied at school. Write a love letter about a challenge you faced, and you will touch hearts, lift spirits, and show the world that no one is alone.”

My letter will be posted on TLLP’s website, but I wanted to post it here, too. It seems like the site hasn’t been updated in some time, but hopefully it will be soon. In the meantime, here’s my first letter – and I hope to write several more. This really seems like such a wonderful project, and reaching out to those who may be struggling with a challenge that you’ve overcome in your life is an absolutely wonderful way to help the world.

Without further ado, here’s my letter.

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Live in the Now

Everybody always says “Don’t live in the past.” And that’s extremely true. Living in the past will only screw you up; it’ll make you remember all of your regrets, chastise yourself for your past mistakes, and will ultimately hold you back from where you should be now and from where you will go in the future.

But what about the opposite of that? How many of us live in the future? (And no, I’m not talking about time travel… though that would be neat!) It’s easy to focus on the past; it’s also easy to focus on the future, always doing things simply to get ahead or to accomplish something in the  future.

But…. what about the present?

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