Ways to Challenge Yourself Every Day
People just prefer when things are handed over to them on a platter of gold, they don’t ever want to work for anything.
When was the last time you challenged yourself and did something outside of your comfort zone? For me, it used to not happen very often. I’ve always struggled with change and had a pretty small comfort zone.
Over the past few years, I’ve grown a lot as a person. I’ve challenged myself to try new experiences and meet new people, putting myself in situations that previously I probably would have avoided.
It turns out, challenging yourself can lead to a huge positive change in your personal life!
In this post, I’m sharing ways to challenge yourself to live your best life, as well as sharing WHY you should challenge yourself.
Ways to Challenge Yourself Every Day to Live Your Best Life
Why Should You Challenge Yourself?
It can be tempting to live our lives just staying in our comfort zone. I was like that for years! But I also now know the value of challenging yourself and getting outside of your comfort zone.
There are so many reasons to why it’s important to challenge yourself. First of all, you’ll discover that you are capable of things you didn’t think you were. This is a big one I found out about myself. You have so many skills that you could have if you just gave yourself the chance.
By challenging yourself, you’ll also reach new goals you never would have previously thought to even reach for. Things that never would have seemed possible for you could be within your grasp.
Sure, you could just stay in your comfort zone and never grow beyond that. No one can force you out of it. But I promise you’ll be happy you took the leap!
How to Challenge Yourself
Set up new achievements
I can’t think of any better way to challenge yourself than to set a new goal for yourself and really create a plan to follow through on it. There is so much power in goal setting!
If you find yourself hoping to see something change in your life, set a big goal for yourself. But don’t stop there! Once you’ve set your goal, break it down into actionable steps, put in some work, and make sure there are actions!!!
Look into something new that interests you
I am a lifelong learner and I really love and look forward to being able to learn new things. But not everyone is like that. For some people, learning something new is outside their comfort zone.
Taking a class to learn something new is such an amazing experience though! First of all, you might end up like me, creating a business that never would have occurred to you before.
You also might end up making a new friend or finding a new favorite hobby!
Rise up earlier than you used to in the morning
Mornings are the blessed times of the day. It’s a peaceful time to do something like meditate, do yoga, or just sip a cup of coffee before the chaos of the day sets in.
It’s also amazing how freaking productive your day can be if you start off on the right foot in the morning.
I know mornings used to be terrible for me. I would turn off so many alarms and stumble into work a little late and a lot stressed. Finally committing to waking up earlier and doing a morning routine made such a big difference in my productivity and mood for the day!
Set an early Bedtime for Yourself
Going along with the idea of waking up earlier in the morning, I really challenge you to set a bedtime for yourself!
I always tell myself that I need to start going to bed earlier. But the only time I actually do is when I set a bedtime for myself and commit to it.