It has been just over a week since I launched the comfort challenge and I have to say that the response has been awesome. I have heard from a whole bunch of people who are taking up the challenge to push your comfort limits. Some in small ways, some in big ways! The response has been so good, that I am in the process of setting up a website purely aimed at pushing your comfort limits! Stay tuned.
One of the common themes seems to be people testing their limits in exciting ways. For example, one of the people who has responded has booked herself into a skydive. This has been something that she has been promising herself for years that she would do as a way to overcome her fear of heights. Having done a skydive before, this is certainly a way to test your limits if you are scared of heights! Very inspiring!
I have also had one of my friends tell me that he couldn’t come up with a comfort challenge that he really wanted to do. My answer to that was ‘that is the point’. He was still subconsciously looking within his comfort zone. The comfort challenge is aimed at pushing yourself to do those things that you;
- Need to do, but don’t want to do
- Need to do, but are too scared to do
- Want to do, but are too scared to do
- Want to do, but keep putting off because life gets in the way.
I said in my last post that I would let you know some of mine. I have a whole I want to do, in all of the areas I mentioned above. Here are some that I am starting off with. These aren’t particularly inspiring, rather they are some small, more practical ones that will help me in a number of ways for different goals I have.. things like;
- No alcohol for a month (I LOVE a Friday afternoon beer! But, this will help me with a couple of health goals. I am sure my neighbour will be doing his best to break me on this one!)
- No junk food for a month (I am a KFC fiend.. again, will help me with a couple of health goals)
- No TV at all or a fortnight (will allow me to read some books I have meaning to do for ages, will also allow me to get that bookwork done!)
- Surfing every morning for a week (this is because it is bloody freezing in the mornings and I have been backing out for the past month due to the cold)
- No coffee or tea for a month (I currently drink about 5 cups of coffee and 3 cups of tea per day – health goal)
- Support NSW in State of Origin 3. Now this is a real challenge for me.. I am a rabid passionate Queenslander. I will dress in blue, and cheer for every NSW tackle, every Queensland mistake, and every NSW point. This one will hurt. It is about doing things I don’t want to do..
I will post more over the coming week, as I have some more up my sleeve.
Have a great week!