Not long ago, here on the Scout blog, I wrote a post about everyday adventures and why I think everyone should seek them out. To recap the post (read it here), I believe people should adventure every day because there seems to be a myth that in order to have an adventure, you first have to travel to a far away land, when in reality that isn’t true at all. I think you can have an adventure wherever you are and most of all, you don’t have to go very far – they can be had in places in your very own hometown. I also believe it can be done every day, even in the smallest of situations like trying a new restaurant, a new activity, or just changing something about your day.
The Comfort Zone
What I like the most about the idea of the everyday adventure is that it challenges me to 1) try something new and 2) gets me out of my comfort zone.
Let’s be honest. For everyone – myself included – it’s waaaaay too easy to get stuck in scenarios we’re comfortable in. Whether we’re going to the same restaurant, always ordering the same food, or constantly hanging out in the same group of friends, it’s easy to fall into repetitive situations that are comfortable.
Of course, it’s easy to understand why we fall into the “comfort zone.”
Simply put, we fall into it because they’re situations which are familiar, safe, and there’s no fear of the unknown.
But it’s for these EXACT same reasons that we should instead, all be challenging ourselves to do the opposite and get out of the comfort zone. The reason being is because if we never leave these scenarios we’re way too comfortable in, it means we’re not challenging ourselves, and as a result, we’re not growing and discovering.
I believe challenging ourselves by getting out of our comfort zones is a good thing. What do you think? Agree/disagree? I would love to hear yours below.
Weekend Challenge #1
With that, the weekend is upon us and in the spirit of challenging ourselves, I want to issue one to everyone who reads this post.
This weekend, I want us all to get out of the comfort zone at least once so in the spirit of that I challenge you to… try ONE new food.
The new food you try could be anything (please – within reason), but remember the point of the challenge is to get out of your comfort zone – even if only for a few seconds.
Maybe you order a new dish from your favorite restaurant or cook a new recipe. Whatever it is, just make sure it’s something completely new. And remember, it doesn’t have to be something big or a food which is totally foreign to you. As they say, even a small journey is still a journey, right?
Will you accept the challenge? I will and I’ll even take a few pictures as proof as that I went out of my comfort zone to discover something new. I can’t wait to see what flavors I discover. Good luck!
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