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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

The end of the road- tracks that stop

— Fogstock/Glasshouse

4. Challenge your beliefs about yourself. If you're one of the gazillions of self-doubters whose inner dialogue includes statements such as I can't, I'm not good enough, I don't have the talent, I'm too old, scared, shy, lazy, incompetent, _______ (fill in the blank), stop right now and ask yourself: "Is this belief really true?" Chances are it's something you gleaned during childhood that has no basis in reality. Identifying negative ideas about ourselves helps to free us from acting on them.

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