During the time that I have been blogging, I have participated in a few challenges that I’ve set up for myself. My previous posts concerning my self-created Book Bingo card, were some of the funner and more rewarding posts that I have created. With this in mind I created the Comfort Zone Challenge.
What is this challenge I hear you ask?
I designed the Comfort Zone Challenge to give me that little push outside of my comfort zone. A lot of things in life change and often when we push ourselves we can be surprised by the results. With this in mind, the Comfort Zone Challenge allows me to identify aspects of my life that I dislike or that make you uncomfortable, and then face them head on.
By confronting your fears and experiencing them across a variety of medias, you can give yourself the opportunity to grow as a person…or reaffirm your hatred of something.
The Comfort Zone Challenge, is that for each month over the next six, I get to pick something that I don’t really like and pick a way in which I will interact with it. When I select an ‘uncomfort’ I can choose to interact with this through either a film, music, television show, book, activity, or something of my own selection.
For example, I really dislike zombies so I could potentially challenge myself to watch a well received zombie TV show like The Walking Dead.
The idea behind this, is that by challenging myself to engage in something I tend to avoid, I expose myself to something that may challenge my perspective and opinion. By watching The Walking Dead, I may discover that I do enjoy the show and that I can handle the otherwise horror inducing zombies.
The trade off with this challenge is that, despite stepping outside of my comfort zone, I may still dislike and recoil in horror at the sight of running zombies. If I find that I really cannot handle something, then I do get one free pass, where I can chicken out.
By confronting your fears and experiencing them across a variety of medias, you can give yourself the opportunity to grow as a person…or reaffirm your hatred of something. My hope, however, is that maybe over the years, I have matured and end up enjoying some of the things that I previously disliked.
If you find yourself enthralled by my challenge, then you are more than welcome to participate. All I ask is that you acknowledge my blog and that you link back to my site. If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate ask and leave a comment below.