Should you step out of your comfort zone?
Everyone establishes a comfort zone, this place is a kind of safe space we can relieve our selves of the stresses and risk of everyday life. We have loved ones we can feel safe with. Where we decide to frequent can become a safe zone. Comfort zones are important to our well-being and help us.
Now when I say we should step out of our comfort zone I’m not saying you should quit your job, sell off your gear and start a new (like I recently did). But just doing something as simple as try shooting with only one lens instead of your normal kit that you’re not use or mix using different plugins than your standard in your DAW.
Why is it important to step out of our comfort zone?
Working in our comfort zone has its place. It allows us to achieve a steady and consistent performance. while stepping out of our comfort zone allows us to reach our optimal performance. By taking on something that’s just a little bit more challenging comes with a much bigger reward.
Recently I decided to do this with my photography and shoot only with a 50mm lens in low light. This forced me to try new things such as playing around with my exposure times. Check out what I came up with in my spring time collection series.
So if you decide to step out of your comfort zone please let me know. I have a comment section and would love to hear things you are trying.