With first semester coming to a close, there are a lot of opportunities that many people feel they missed out on, or things that they wish they would have done better. Here are 6 ways to step outside of your comfort zone next semester and push yourself to ensure that you end the next one with no regrets.
Get comfortable with a club
Whether it be making yourself a regular in the club that you are involved in, running for an executive board position, or just simply joining one, pushing yourself to reach a new level in a group that you are passionate about is a great way to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new.
Send in that application for your dream job or internship
You don’t meet all of the requirements? Who cares! The worst thing that can happen is you get turned down, but you also might end up getting it. Taking the chance is definitely worth the potential outcome that might come about.
Participate more in class
If you’re someone that never talks, set a goal to raise your hand once per day. If you talk a lot, don’t be afraid to speak out against opinions you do not agree with. I participate a lot in my classes, but often find myself nervous to disagree with my professors when they bring in their political opinions. Political discussions, especially among civil people, are usually very educational. Everyone involved has the opportunity to hear a new perspective and grow.
Designate time to work out
Everyone seems to regret not working out enough when each semester comes to a close. Set some time to the side every week to workout. Whether you’re someone who will do an intense lift every day or someone who wants to ride a bike for an hour per week, choose what is best for you. No matter what you choose, it will make a difference in both your physical and mental health.