How Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Can Cause Stress

By Aarav Khunger


Changes are only natural, and over time they get bigger. As they do so, you must learn how to cope up with them better, whether they’re related to grades, social life, location, family, friends or anything else. This blog post will teach you how to deal with the problems that come with stepping out of your comfort zone and the big change that comes with it.


Absolutely any major alterations in life may result in stress and anxiety. You might move to a different location, shift to different educational methods, or adopt different ways of living. The motion film “Inside Out” shows this concept in quite an effective way: a little girl goes out of her comfort zone and struggles to fit in with the rest of the kids and her own family, causing a number of problems throughout the movie.


Indeed, changes can come unexpectedly. For one, a change in sleep schedule can occur naturally over time and has long term effects on one’s mental being. The lack of sleep can cause a loss of memory and bad decision making, both of which are extremely harmful for students, who are usually the ones staying up till late to study. When the mind suddenly doesn’t get sufficient sleep, it has trouble thinking and concentrating. This means that creativity and problem solving skills are put to a sudden stop. One of the leading causes of depression is changes in one’s sleep pattern as it causes you to be overly emotional or moody, causing tremendous levels of anxiety.


On a biological level, any sudden change can overwhelm the brain; the prefrontal cortex is immediately stimulated, hindering the amygdala, which is responsible for the sorting of emotions. This can cause immediate and unconventional reactions from a person.


So, what can you do about it? You will be surprised to see how many methods there are to deal with drastic changes and how many people have gone through a difficult phase and made it out. Yoga is one such activity which even some of the most successful people in the world do, it comes with countless health benefits. Yoga calms the nerves, normalizes blood flow, and keeps you focused and calm. It gives you the proper strength to analyze a change and not get terrified or shocked.


Another solution that helps you deal with stress caused by changes is simply reaching out to someone. Taking advice from a loved one is quite helpful and might assist you in adjusting to changes quicker. Even sharing a story with your friend can relieve you of a lot of stress.



________________________________________________________________________________________Sources

Casarella, Jennifer. “Common Causes of Stress & Their Effect on Your Health.” WebMD, WebMD, 9 Mar. 2020, www.webmd.com/balance/guide/causes-of-stress#1.

Lindberg, Sara. “Psychological Stress: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Diagnosis.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 1 Feb. 2019, www.healthline.com/health/psychological-stress.

Wisse, Barbara, and Ed Sleebos. “When Change Causes Stress: Effects of Self-Construal and Change Consequences.” Journal of Business and Psychology, Springer US, 2016, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4856724/#:~:text=Change is more likely to,mediated by feelings%2.



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