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  1. Rachel
    August 23, 2018 @ 8:35 am

    I completely agree with you! I’ve always tried to live out of my comfort zone and haven’t looked back.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:40 am

      That’s amazing. Good for you.

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  2. George Robert
    August 23, 2018 @ 8:48 am

    Yes most of the time we want to be in our comfort zone. Good article. I like the first point most take one step at a time. Its true we want to do everything at a time.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:44 am

      It definitely makes it more manageable.

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  3. Judy
    August 23, 2018 @ 9:18 am

    Nicely written. I do believe that the best way to start is with small steps. But hey sometimes you’re just ready for something big.
    Thanks for sharing. My theme on instagram this week is on this topic. Check it out.
    Judy @sensibledove

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:49 am

      Thank you. With small steps at least you’re always moving forward, but it you can take that huge leap – go for it.

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  4. Stephanie
    August 23, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Great post. Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard., but nothing is ever going to change if you don’t take that step. There’s a lot of changes I need to make and take those first steps can be so hard.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:50 am

      The first steps are definitely the hardest, but that means it can only get easier. Good luck.

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  5. Shannon
    August 23, 2018 @ 11:22 am

    It’s so easy to stay in our safe place. I myself have found that stepping out of that place of comfort is the best place to grow. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      It can be hard to push yourself out of that safety net, but it can be so worth it.

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  6. Karolina
    August 23, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    Great post! Inspirational. I am a big believer that life begins only when you leave your comfort zone. But I believe, that having a set daily routine (like morning or night or weekly self-care routine) is a must if we want to avoid anxiety about living out of our comfort zone. Living our lives while doing things that makes us uncomfortable, but having a set routine that helps us stay sane is the key to being happy and successful in life!

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 11:09 am

      Absolutely. You don’t have to get rid of your comfort zone forever, just take steps out of it every now and then. That’s the idea of taking it one step at a time – it gives you time to adjust to something different and hold back if you have to until you are more confident. Having something to ground you, like a routine, would definitely help.

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  7. Nikki
    August 23, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

    It’s so easy to get caught up in a routine and stay in your comfort zone. Every day is a new opportunity to expand and if today just doesn’t work, there is always tomorrow!

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 11:10 am

      Yes, there is always tomorrow to try again.

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  8. Lexie @ A Budgeting Blonde
    August 23, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

    Great post! The age old saying is SO true. I think the point you made about “reminding yourself that tomorrow is a new day” is so important, as I tend to dwell on my failures and use them as reasons to not try again instead of giving myself grace and picking my head up.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 11:18 am

      It can be hard when we’ve already been knocked down to pick ourselves back up again, but a new day is a fresh start and with more knowledge than you had before.

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  9. Darcey
    August 24, 2018 @ 2:13 am

    Thanks for writing this post. It’s a great reminder to try something new or take baby steps towards something big. I’m actually trying to make a huge career transition right now so can totally relate to this.

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    • Candice
      August 24, 2018 @ 11:20 am

      Taking it step by step makes it much more manageable, less daunting and gives us time to accept the change. Good luck.

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  10. Maria
    August 25, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    So true! We need to remember to do things despite our fears. Noone can change my life but me!

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  11. Robert Forster
    August 26, 2018 @ 8:48 am

    Nice blog

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  12. Luke
    August 26, 2018 @ 9:51 am

    We just started to live outside of our comfort zone (and far from our home country). It was a great choice. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Candice
      September 1, 2018 @ 10:32 am

      That’s great, sounds like a big change. I’m glad it worked out for you.

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  13. dani
    August 26, 2018 @ 11:01 am

    beautiful article. i agree with doing things you’re afraid of. I have a “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” tattooed on my back. =)

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    • Candice
      September 1, 2018 @ 10:42 am

      Thank you. That’s great – you have a constant reminder.

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  14. krish
    August 29, 2018 @ 9:51 am

    One has to.move out of the comfort zone to except in life…..go step by step….take risks and succeed you will..
    Very well expressed…great suggestions…
    Thank you

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    • Candice
      September 1, 2018 @ 11:19 am

      Taking risks is definitely the way to go.

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  15. Lydia
    August 30, 2018 @ 8:46 am

    “It’s about getting the confidence to take that first step”. That is very true. But how right?

    Some of the foundations I teach about how to get that confidence has to do with some of the points you mention in the article. Essentially, I would want to highlight here to be self-compassionate, this is what is going to give us the strength to keep trying, expand our resilience and never give up!

    Speak soon!

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    • Candice
      September 1, 2018 @ 11:42 am

      Absolutely! Definitely need to believe you can achieve it, but also understand your limits and what is realistically achievable. Sometimes it takes many tries to succeed, and it can be so easy to give up if you don’t believe that you can do it. And you do have to give yourself the space to say that just because it didn’t happen today, doesn’t mean it won’t.

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  16. ana
    August 30, 2018 @ 8:47 am

    Great article! I think the first step is always the hardest! once you start, you are unstoppable!!

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    • Candice
      September 1, 2018 @ 2:21 pm

      Thank you. Yes, you just have to get over that first hurdle.

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  17. diana
    August 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am

    So true! It’s like stepping in the ocean. The waves seem to want to push you out, but they go back to the sea and call you in. It’s a test. Life tests us a lot, but we are strong. Our safety bubbles will break at some point. And when they break on their own…we’ll be defenseless. We better break them at our own pace. Great post!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 10:51 am

      Yes, everything is better on your own terms, when you call the shots. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  18. Cha
    August 30, 2018 @ 9:32 am

    i always believe this. we are pushed to the limits when we are out of our comfort zones. there in the not so safe places will we grow as a person. thanks for sharing!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      Definitely, have to get out of it to grow.

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  19. Ingrid
    August 30, 2018 @ 2:50 pm

    One’s comfort zone does feel somewhat safe but it represents in some instances lack of fulfillment, lack of self confidence, and acceptance of mediocrity. I like when you said that life begins st the end of your comfort zone as I take it as a challenge. Thanks or sharing.

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:08 am

      Absolutely, it’s definitely a challenge. Especially for those who do lack self confidence, or feel that it’s all there is to life.

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  20. Cristina
    August 30, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

    Great post! It’s always scary to try something new, but it’s worth the experience. Pushing the limits is beneficial on the long run. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:10 am

      Thank you. Yes, it’s scary but worth it in the end.

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  21. Rae
    August 30, 2018 @ 4:12 pm

    thank you for sharing. I also finally took the steps to quit a job that I wasted 10 yrs of my life at. However, since then I have not been able to figure out what to really do next, so much time has gone by I don’t know what my real passion is.

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:14 am

      Feels like such a waste, doesn’t it? I hope you find something you love to do. Maybe it will find you in time, but in the mean time maybe you could try focusing more on the things you enjoy doing and what makes you happy.

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  22. Nikkole
    August 30, 2018 @ 5:33 pm

    I love the point about doing something that scares you. My friend group is currently planning to zip line on a trip to Vegas, we’re all stepping out of our comfort zone together. Maybe that’s another way people can get out of their zone, by stepping out of it with a friend. Thanks for the interesting post!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:19 am

      That sounds exciting, and scary. That’s definitely a great idea – courage in numbers. Knowing you’re not alone is a great way to get a confidence boost and tackle the things you’re afraid to do.

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  23. Ye Chen
    August 30, 2018 @ 10:58 pm

    Love the “do your usual things differently.” The starting phase is always tricky, but after taking the first two steps, getting out of your comfort zone gets easier.

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:21 am

      Yes, getting started is often the hardest part of all.

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  24. Sasha
    September 6, 2018 @ 8:49 am

    This is so very true! And something most of us try not to experience. But you’re so right! Getting out of your comfort zone will expand your horizons! Personal growth is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:23 am

      Yes, there’s a whole world out there, and often the only thing holding us back is ourselves.

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  25. Steve & Amanda
    September 6, 2018 @ 10:09 am

    So true! Getting out of the box is the one thing that always leads to the best memories, and we all need to remember that nothing great ever came from doing things the easy way!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:29 am

      Yes, the easy and safe way isn’t always the best or the most fulfilling.

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  26. Doug Paulson
    September 6, 2018 @ 12:51 pm

    So true. Pushing yourself to take that first step is the hardest. If we don’t go forward, there is no growth. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Candice
      September 7, 2018 @ 11:31 am

      Those first steps are definitely the hardest, but it’s usually the only way to get anywhere.

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  28. Leanna
    September 13, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

    I needed to read this post! When blogging, you have to step out of your comfort zone to grow your blog. You won’t get far if you stay within your safe zone. I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone a bit this past week and it’s amazing what you can achieve when you do!

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  29. Margriet
    September 14, 2018 @ 8:59 am

    I totally agree with this message you’re bringing and I love the way you wrote it down and that you gave some good practical tips! I think that could really help people even more to get out of their comfort zone!

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  30. The Perfectly Imperfect Mummy
    September 14, 2018 @ 10:42 am

    I love your writing Candice :). I feel like I’m getting to know myself all over again since I lost my mum & think I need to reassess where my comfort zone is. Thanks for the wake up call

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    • Candice
      September 19, 2018 @ 9:26 am

      Thank you. That must be difficult, and I would imagine for awhile everything would feel like it’s outside your comfort zone.

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  31. E
    September 16, 2018 @ 5:43 am

    I’ve learned early on that the only way to truly live is to live outside of our comfort zone. I like to quietly jump into things. I find that I discover and learn so much when I do that.

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    • Candice
      September 19, 2018 @ 9:22 am

      There’s so much to learn and discover when we can get out of our comfort zones.

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