Time Management

What is comfort zone? How to get out of your comfort zone?

What is comfort zone?

  • All of us have a natural tendency to form a comfort zone around us.
  • It is human spatial behavior in which a person feels safe to do their activities.
  • In simple words, comfort zone is a living pattern where you do not required extra energy to deal with your activities.
  • Working in comfort zone, a person does not feel stress or anxiety and have a mindset that everything is going well.
  • While living in a comfort zone, one will not try to do new things.

Causes of living in comfort zone

  • You do not have any goals and objective in your life.
  • You are not aware of the fast-changing world around you.
  • Sometimes you have the goal and objective but you are dedicated and focused to it.
  • You are not taking any risk because of the fear of failure.
  • Lack of creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
  • A habit of ignoring mistakes also makes you fall in the comfort zone.

How does the ‘magic’ happen?

  • It is very difficult to come out of a comfort zone because it is our psychological state where we do not realize the need for taking a risk.
  • While living in a comfort zone you will be safe in your day to day life because you are not trying for the new thing that may lead to failure.
  • It is almost impossible to learn and grow while living in your comfort zone.
  • Therefore it is important to get out of a comfort zone.
Your comfort zone

Steps to get out of a comfort zone

1. Always have an objective

  • To get out of comfort zone you need to have a well-defined objective.
  • Don’t keep yourself blank any time. Try to keep yourself busy otherwise, you will start feeling laziness.
  • If you will have a clear objective you will be energetic in doing an activity.
  • Try to avoid long term objective, focus mainly on short term goal. Because short term goal will help you in accomplishing long term objective.

2. Planning to achieve objective

  • If you have an objective but not planning then again you will fall into a comfort zone.
  • You need to prioritize your work.
  • After prioritization, you should schedule your work.
  • Do not procrastinate your task and try to meet deadlines.

3. Don’t take anything for granted

  • If you have a habit of ignoring mistakes then it is sure that you are on the way towards comfort zone.
  • Have a strong communication with yourself. This will make you keep focused.
  • Take each and every activity seriously irrespective of its importance. This will make you value your goal.
  • Always be accountable to keep things on track.

4. Take risk

  • You should not be afraid of failure. If you are having a fear of failure then you will not put your best in achieving your goal.
  • If you will take a risk then you will put yourself on a challenge. By this, you are agreed to yourself that you are capable of doing it.

5. Be creative, flexible and adaptable

  • You need to have some time for creative work. This will make you fresh and energetic in doing a job.
  • You need to be flexible and adaptable so that you can change yourself according to the requirement of the situation.


Premratan Kushwaha
Mechanical Engineer turned career enthusiast. After facing issues in finding the right job for myself and then realising that despite my degree I don't completely understand the significance of various profiles in the industry, I decided to make career out of helping others in finding the right career path.

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