life outside of your comfort zone (+ 5 tips to pushing your boundaries!)

Do you like to try new things and push your limits? I know I do! This wasn’t always the case though. I used to avoid new situations, especially if I was trying them on my own! My comfort zone was well established and I liked it there.

It can be easy to stay in of our comfort zone. After all, they are by definition “a place, situation, or level where someone feels confident and comfortable” We avoid a lot of stress, insecurity and self doubt by staying there. They are where we feel the most self-assured and capable. But while comforting, those feelings can be deceptive.

Getting outside your comfort zone and pushing your boundaries can be difficult, but so important! Click through for my top 5 tips, plus my story of how I am working to push myself too!Read More

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I’m back!!

Hey guys! Wow, it’s been a while! I just want to start off with this: I did not plan on this break. This nearly month-long absence was not intentional. But it has has some interesting side-effects! I’m getting ahead of myself….

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I got pretty sick a few weeks ago. I’m not going to get into details, cause they aren’t fun at all, but I was unable to pretty much do anything for over a week. Following that first week, it took another week or so before I was getting close to back to normal. At that point, I was super excited! I could finally start blogging again! I went to go get on my computer…..and was informed that my hard drive was failing šŸ™

So this led into another week and a half waiting for my computer to come back from HP. The good news: I have a new hard drive! Gotta love warranties. The bad news: I lost most of my photos…I will do better about backing things up in the future.

And this is how we end up with a month-long silence here on Nymph in the Woods.

Now on to the side-effects of my absence!

  1. I had been dealing with a creative block when it came to the blog. A month of no blogging and I have some great new ideas and I can’t wait to get writing!
  2. I had been feeling pretty discouraged about the blog, mostly about myself, my expectations and where I wasn’t reaching them. But I missed blogging so much during this month….Which made me remember that even if I’m not where I want to be yet, I love what I’m doing!
  3. You guys didn’t disappear! Ok, this is not a side-effect, but it does make me feel better. Beforehand if I missed one post I was stressing out. Now, I’m not going to get into the habit of missing posts or anything. But now I missed a month and everything and everyone is still here.

Thank you guys for being patient with me! It’s going to take a few days to get the computer set back up the way I need it and get some other things in order, but I will be back to posting as normal next week!

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