Today’s coping tip is to try something new to get out of your comfort zone.
I did two things here. First, I’ve been participating in a Jan American Cancer Society Challenge and fundraiser. I’m doing this because cancer sucks, and I wanted to help. I rowed in college, but I don’t want to just focus on rowing, so I’ve been trying to fit this into my normal routine.
However, I decided to go longer and make this my exercise for a few days. Part of that is being busy and bad weather, part to change things up. I pushed harder and instead of a 10-12min row, I went 22 and 5k.
Second, I asked my son to cook a recipe. He showed me something he found interesting, which usually results in me asking for the URL and I shop and cook. This time I asked him to make it, which is slightly uncomfortable for me. However, I’ve been extra busy, so I got out of my comfort zone.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Getting out of ones comfort zone has always been a key part to successful weightlifting. Your body becomes accustom to what you are doing even if you’re doing more weight so you have to switch it up and do something new to challenge the muscle. Same applies to the mind and teh spirit. You’ll end up doing many things you don’t like but you’ll also find something you do that you had no clue you’d like. In some case you can even end up helping others like with some benefit or fund raise.
Lastly, if you are a single man, these kinds of charity benefits are a better place to meet women; far better than your standard bar/club hopping scene. BOUS: The women you do meet will already have a better take on you because of where you are and what you’re doing. You really can’t loose (more than some time) by participating on one of these.
Completely agree. Try something new, it helps you grow, and it makes you a better person.