We were talking about photography. She likes to take selfies and is good at it.
I told her that I hate selfies.
She encouraged me to do selfies. So I accepted the challenge. I am a photographer after all! And I want to experience every style of photography. Many selfies! And She always gave me feedback and encouraged me to continue.
It felt very uncomfortable in the beginning. VERY! I almost stopped. Not anymore. Now I like it.
Saying sometimes YES to things we say NO, can be rewarding. Maybe if we say YES, it won't change anything. But maybe it does!
Feels comfortable and safe in your comfort zone, right?
But you are missing out!
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"
When I was younger I read many books on how to be more confident and fearless. I knew a lot about this topic and could give seminars! But did it work? No, not for me.
But I wanted to be more cofident and have less fear. So kept on researching. Until I found the solution: you have to do the things which you are afraid of doing. Simple, right. And it is!
I did several of the "comfort zone challenges". The only thing uncomfortable is the thought about doing them. I felt very nervous the moments before doing them. BUT. Once I did them, I felt great! I felt free! And not nervous at all. When you step out of your comfort zone, the zone gets bigger and bigger. Things which seemed scary before now feel comfortable.
The only thing holding us back are our thoughts and its unpleasant feelings. But you are not a victim. You can decide to take action despite those thoughts and feelings.
And it works.
Those exercises made me more confident and less afraid.
And they can improve your life as well!
Good luck and see you soon outside your comfort zone.
As much I love being behind the camera, it also brings me joy to be in front of the camera. My life revolves around the camera. Or: the camera revolves around me! After graduating (studied drama) in Los Angeles, I did not want to wait to have an acting opportunity and started filming my own stuff. Doing my own scenes, I learned so much about writing, filming, lights, editing and acting. So hungry to know more and be better. I filmed with professional actors and people without acting experience. Everyone can act with some directions and practice. It is exciting to see how fast people can improve. Everyone should try it! Why don't they offer it as a mandatory class in schools? With acting you learn a lot about life and yourself. It frees you!
In Mexico there are scales around downtown, so you can keep track of your weight! Which is a good idea, since there are so many temptations. So if you want to lose weight and thinking about that doughnut.. hop on the scale and the temptation will be gone. You will be 5 Pesos lighter but you will be proud of coming closer to your goal to lose weight. Genius idea! There should be scales close to temptations, around the world!
Obviously here in Mexico they are popular. This man was fixing a broken one. He and the scale have seen a lot of weight in their life. So an excellent photo opportunity to have them both in the same picture.