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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

Man dances the tango in a room by himself.

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3. Take a leap. Sign up for a safari, take a painting or acting class, learn to play the piano or speak a foreign language — in other words, do the thing you've always dreamed of doing but haven't had the time or courage to try. Alternatively, rediscover painting, acting, piano or any other youthful passion that you gave up to become a sensible, responsible grown-up. Your time starts now.

Next: Challenge your beliefs about yourself. >>

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