|Jane Iredale Smokey Eye Kit|
1- Change up your makeup and try something new.Out of habit I keep coming back to the same eyeshadow shades (matte browns) and it's an un-inspiring 'rinse and repeat' cycle. Lately I've been changing it up by trying mineral eyeshadows for the first time ever with the *Jane Iredale In The Blink Of A Smoky Eye Kit and I've realised that A.) mineral shadows are the bomb.com and B.) wearing deeper shadows and different shades during the day isn't actually that scary. I've been opting for some of the deepest shadows from the palette and I've even been dabbling with the forest green shade (who am I?!) and it looks surprisingly flattering with my brown eyes. Green shadows are obviously out of my comfort zone but using mineral shadows is as as well. I always figured mineral shadows weren't that pigmented but these actually have better pay off than my Urban Decay shadows so I'm definitely happy I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one. Adios matte browns!
2- Don't check social media for the day.I miss the days when I was younger and phone-free, back when Instagram was just a figment of the imagination. Okay who am I kidding I love me some Instagram but I've gotten way too comfortable with it becoming part of my daily routine. To curb your social media addiction, try ditching your phone for a day. Being without your phone will probably feel really odd at first but after that? The silence and lack of FOMO (fear of missing out) is pretty comforting.
3- Wake up earlier or later.Every day at 7am, is there a secret club that meets and plots to take over the world? For all I know there could be, because I'm never up before 7am if I can help it. Saying that, one easy way to change up your routine is to switch up the time you rise. If you always wake up at 6am, try sleeping in if you can, take it easy and see what happens and vise versa if you're someone who usually sleeps till noon. It's funny how just changing the time you wake up can completely shift your routine and change up your day.
4- Switch up your breakfast or coffee order.See, I told you this would mainly be baby steps. I'm a creature of habit and I tend to like ordering the same foods and drinks over and over again. I'm all "If it ain't broke then don't fix it" but sometimes doing something as small as changing up your order or blind picking (close your eyes and pick from the menu) can spice things up a bit. I know this might sound kind of dull and anti-climactic but honestly when it comes to leaving my comfort zone I think I'd always rather change a bunch of small things and let those changes accumulate, rather than jumping in the deep end and changing everything at once.
5- Say the compliments you think in your head.
Why is it so much more common to share negative opinions rather than positive ones? Personally I think a lot of complementary things about different people each day but for some reason I keep everything to myself, I suppose for fear of judgement. I'll read an amazing blog and genuinely think it's phenomenal and inspiring, but I get scared to write that in a comment incase it comes across as fake. I'll see someone walking down the street that I think is drop dead gorgeous yet I would never dream of stopping to tell them that. If you're like me, step out of your comfort zone by starting to say these nice things out loud, despite how nervous it might make you feel and despite what you think people might say.
Do you have any tips for stepping out of your comfort zones?Follow
*Gifted by Active Skin for review purposes, all opinions are my own (and they always are/will be, unless my mind gets taken over by robots or aliens one day...)