We’ve all seen those inspirational quotes about ‘stepping outside your comfort zone’ and why we should all do it more often, however in reality actually doing it is harder than it looks.
The scientific reasoning why we stay in our ‘comfort zone’ is to reduce stress and risk, resulting in a more secure mental state. When we dare to step outside of this state and conquer our fears with gusto, amazing things can happen.
By pushing our boundaries (no matter how small they might be) we are pushing ourselves to operate in a state of ‘optimal anxiety’, which according to scientists is where mental productivity and performance reach their peak – how cool is that?
We at TEDxLeamingtonSpa want to celebrate the heroes who’ve gone against the grain. Have you done something different or crazy? Have you dared to challenge the status quo? We want to explore new approaches to ingrained thinking, whether that’s limitations placed by society or us as individuals.
It’s up to us to constantly shake things up in our daily lives and to create some much needed disruption.
Have you ever held a meeting at an assault course? Have you worked a day standing up at your desk? Can we disrupt our daily routine to make life more fresh and interesting to keep us inspired?
We want to address the limitations we place on ourselves and challenge the ‘should’.
So join us and rip up that rule book!