Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to build resilience

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

comfort zone pic How often do you push yourself out of your comfort zone? We’re thrilled that our latest Management Development Programme has started, and we can’t wait to work with our new cohort. Some of the cohort have admitted to feeling a bit nervous; it’s completely normal to feel apprehensive at the start of something new. It isn’t surprising they feel a bit nervous given that our programme is experiential and includes a range of outdoor activities which push people out of their comfort zone, into their learning or stretch zone. The activities enable us to observe leadership behaviours whilst managing people outside the normal work environment.

Why is it important to push yourself out of your comfort zone? Moving into your learning or stretch zone helps you to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable. The more often you introduce small stretches, the more resilient you will become. Greater resilience will help you to tackle life’s challenges more effectively.

How can we be comfortable with being uncomfortable? It won’t be easy and will involve us feeling some pressure; however, some pressure is good for us, it energises us and helps us to move forwards towards our goals. And the more we do it, the more we will increase our comfort zone. If you want to push yourself out of your comfort zone, do so in small steps. The good news is that we still have a few places left on our Management Development Programme starting in April, so go on, take a step and click here to find out more.

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