Definition of Comfort Zone:

: the temperature range within which one is comfortable
; the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity.


Cooped up in your home with a warm cup of coffee, a comfortable ambiance, and your favorite TV show streaming in front of you… sound familiar? It’s called a comfort zone- we all have one.


These little “comfort zone bubbles” are essentially keeping us away from what the world has to offer. I’ve definitely lived in my comfort zone for a majority of my life, and I rarely stray far from it. Since I have been abroad I have done and experienced things I could have never seen myself doing at home; all thanks to me being less fearful of what would happen if I left my comfort zone.


I have planned and booked weekend excursions with people whom I only met 5 days ago, I have stayed out until 4 in the morning with new friends for countless nights (jet lag helped a lot with this), I have savored foods that I normally would not even think about touching, and I have allowed myself to be innocently and purely happy without thinking about anything else.


I have tried my best to say, “yes” to everything, even if that calls for late night burritos and unnecessary money spent at dingy pubs and overpriced restaurants. I have made an immense effort to be in my cozy, comfortable, room as little as possible. The time I would have utilized to binge watch Netflix at home has been transformed to time being spent immersing myself in a new culture, and making relationships with people that I hope will last a lifetime.


I’m learning that straying far from my comfort zone is leading me to things far greater than I could have ever seen myself doing. I have been living a much more ambitious, and exciting life than I normally would have at my home university.


Straying from my comfort zone is leading me to achieve happiness and create memories that will stick with me forever.


Life is right in front of you, and it is filled with endless adventures, experiences, and possibilities. You won’t be able to achieve these things if you’re submerged in your home, consciously living life inside of your own boundaries. Fearing of straying from your comfort zone does no more than allowing life to pass you by.


I’m definitely not an expert, and I have only started living outside of my comfort zone two weeks ago. But, my advice to you is to say “yes” as much as possible and not let fear overpower the opportunities life throws at you.


The quote, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” is definitely true. Whether it’s launching your own business, or starting a new hobby that you’ve been itching to do for as long as you can remember, you should not let fear win.



  • Anna Hubbard

    We all definitely need to step out of our comfort zone every once in awhile! Studying abroad is the perfect way to do so, so make great use out of your opportunity in Prague!
    -Anna |

  • Love this! I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone more and more. 🙂 I’ve always been pretty shy but lately I’ve been feeling bold and confidant! I want to be more like that.

  • Katie Gibbons

    Great tips! Starting my blog was a big first step for stepping out of my comfort zone 🙂
    Katie Gibbons,

  • Greta Hollar

    It’s so easy to get caught in staying at home, watching Netflix and ordering food. I’ve been trying to say yes and go out more as well but I’m working on doing it more and more!

    Greta |

  • Ruya Kirac

    I’m always in my comfort zone so this post was just what I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing with us!


  • Sydney Power

    It is very true, I always have to step out of my comfort zone to really go above and beyond

  • Amy

    I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone more lately. Baby steps though like running outside instead of on the treadmill.. haha. Loved this post!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • nicole simonetti

    my mantra for 2017 is to get the f out of my comfort zone. nothing good comes from staying there! this is all v well-said babe, and I hope you continue to push yourself! x, nicole //

  • This is great advice! I’ve found it is necessary to balance saying “yes” to new opportunities and saying “no” to opportunities that aren’t right for me. It’s not always easy!

  • I love this – so happy you’ve been able to step out of your comfort zone! I made stepping out of my comfort zone in a couple aspects of my life one of my resolutions for the new year, and it’s honestly made a world of a difference. Great post!
    – katrina // Yours Truly, Katrina

  • Yes! Stepping out of our comfort zone will help us all to experience an exciting life!

    xoxo, Candice

  • What’s amazing about stepping out of our comfort zone is that it looks entirely different for each individual. The past few years I’ve learned that my comfort zone was to constantly say “yes” to people, commitments, etc., so I’ve been learning to say “no” more without having to explain myself.

  • Ashley Vickney

    UGH I’ve been so bad at this! When we first moved across the country there was so much new I was terrified. But since I’ve been pushing myself out of my comfort zone I’ve found more friends and have actually been happier! This is such a good reminder for me, we all need it!

  • Carly Ned

    One of my goals for 2017 was to get out of my comfort zone! It’s definitely scary but I’ve been taking more leaps and it’s been paying off. Love this post and your message! xx Carly |

  • What a great post and it’s so true! Life changed so much for me for the better when I started stepping out of my comfort zone!