Getting outside your comfort zone is valuable. It’s a primary way that the mind and brain reset, learn, grow and develop new insights for your life. There are many ways that we intentionally take ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Sometimes we travel to experience different cultures and ways of doing things, to learn new ways of living. Sometimes we engage in challenging athletic activities as a way of pushing the boundaries of what is possible, discovering new strength and bringing that strength into our lives. Read the rest of this article on the Austin Fit Magazine website here!
Sometimes we go into nature to find peace or connect with our primal roots. In all these cases, we seek an experience outside our usual zone in order to connect to our truest selves, mature and become stronger. And yet, we often neglect a path of growth that exists in our own communities, right below our noses — the path of personal growth through mental health awareness and therapy.
This article is part of our monthly mental health column for Austin Fit Magazine. You can typically find our articles in their Wellness section.