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"Outside Comfort Zone"

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Summary

Participants will be encouraged to take a step outside of their normal habits and experiment with new opportunities.

Instructional Strategies

1. Introduce this activity to get people out of their comfort zone and gradually used to a new way of thinking. 2. Have participant fold their hands together and notice which thumb is on top; then unfold hands and place the other thumb on top. 3. Ask them how does that feel? Could they do this all day (the uncomfortable way)? 4. Encourage participants to try to adjust to doing things a little differently. It is good for our minds and hearts, and helps us to learn and grow. 5. Have participants practice doing things that are at first uncomfortable to see if they can get used to the new way. 6. Discuss how taking reasonable risks might open doors to new opportunities for us. 7. Talk about one risk that is difficult for many - to ask why something is the way it is and why people do things the way the do. 8. Another way to get your participants to step outside their comfort zone is to encourage them to share their ideas even if they think they might not be well received.

Participant Tasks

1. Fold your hands together and notice which thumb is on top; then unfold hands and place the other thumb on top. 2. How does that feel? Could you do this all day (the uncomfortable way)? 3. Try to adjust to doing things a little differently. It is good for our minds and helps us to learn and grow. 4. Practice doing things that are at first uncomfortable to see if you can get used to the new way. 5. Discuss with others how taking reasonable risks might open doors to new opportunities. 6. Take the risk of asking why something is the way it is and why people do things the way they do. 7. Another way to step outside your comfort zone is to share your ideas even if you think they might not be well received.

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