I took my new bike out for a ride yesterday, and did a dramatic, slowmotion fall in front of a full bus and a queue of cars. Lying there on the ground with all those people looking, I got reminded of how important it is to get out of my comfort zone every now and then.
I wasn't hurt badly at all, only a couple of bruises on my legs. I'm trying to get used to clip in shoes (feet stuck to the bike), so therefor the fall.
Lying there on the ground, with the bike between my legs and shoes still attached to the bike, I thought of my brothers stories when he was new to road biking and fell every now and then. Everyone is a beginner at some point which is important to remember.
Whether you're new at the gym or trying a new class, it can be quite challenging to step out of your comfort zone and do something you've never done before. Take a few deep breaths, and focus on the future, the end result. Try to minimize the pressure you put on yourself - it's not the end of the world if you fall or do something wrong. (Btw, what is "wrong"? Who decides that?) Usually you think its worse than it is, and most people are too busy with their own lives to notice or remember what funny things someone else has been up to.
3 tips to change your mindset and get you out of your comfort zone
Take a humble approach and see the journey as a learning experience.
By changing your attitude, your nervous feelings can turn in to excitement.
Shut down that negative voice in your head and invite the positive one:
"You can do it"
"Imagine the future"
"Focus on the result"
Best of luck!
Ps. I finally got up from the ground by taking off my shoes. Barefoot and happy I got myself and the bike off the ground :)