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7 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Keep your mind sharp and your brain healthy
by taking risks and trying something new

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2. Unplug for a day — or an hour or a week. This may sound counterintuitive, but for many of us, unplugging from our electronic devices, including TVs and telephones (for those who still indulge in actual conversation), is tantamount to being cast out of our personal comfort zone. Without our electronic distractions, we can tune into what's going on in our hearts and minds, and clarify what really matters. What's more, in silence our five senses come alive. Suddenly, we see the numbingly familiar with fresh eyes.

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