Last week I stepped out of my comfort zone completely and onto a paddle board for the first time. This might not seem like a big deal for some, but for me, who isn’t a really confident swimmer, doesn’t like the cold (especially water) or getting wet, it was quite a challenge.
The perfect opportunity arose whilst I was on holiday on Mull – brilliant! Thankfully it’s a bit early for swarms of midges and, although the temperature had dipped below freezing in the night, it was very enjoyable.
I was sooooo nervous, but really wanted to try it, as it looks so easy when watching others do it. I also find being near water very soothing and calming and the prospect of being on water (as opposed to in water) was very appealing.
I should probably clarify, it was less of a big step into paddle boarding… more of a kneel!! Being confident enough to stand up was a different kettle of fish – so to speak! 😊
I was pleased at my attempt – I didn’t fall in and only had wet feet. I had tried something new and was changed because of it. I had learnt something new about myself. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be rewarding on lots of levels, although if you step too far it can be overwhelming, and I know about that too. I dared to try something new and have lived to stand (or kneel) for another day.
Have you stepped out of your comfort zone or tried something new recently?
Give it a go – you might just amaze yourself! 😊