Hiking in Mpumalanga is one of those activities that can really push you to your limits. It can challenge you mentally and physically, and it can push you into visiting new places and meeting new people. Basically, the best kind of hiking is going to take you out of your comfort zone and have you feeling as though you are in personal unchartered waters.

But while this unusual feeling might make you want to run a mile in the opposite direction, getting yourself out of your comfort zone, while enjoying a blood pumping activity like hiking, might just be one of the best things you can do for yourself.

After 2 years of staying mostly at home, there are 2 types of people.

The first group is full of people who just can’t wait to get outdoors, see new things and meet new people, while the second group has those who are, for whatever reason, nervous about getting out there again and might need some extra encouragement. Even to book a hiking trip.

This blog might just be what you need to read if you are part of the second group.

Getting out of your comfort zone

Shaking things up in your life and occasionally leaving your comfort zone doesn’t need to be a too stressful or a completely radical thing. The point is to push yourself, in a kind way, so that you can take back your confidence, have new experiences and just start to live your life to its full potential.

If you are hesitant about trying new things, and you are looking for that extra bit of encouragement, this might just be what you are looking for.

  1. Get unstuck

You wouldn’t be the first person to get stuck into a comfortable routine that you just can’t change up. Often, when you are doing the same thing all day every day, and then also doing the same thing over the weekend, it can be hard try new things even if you really want to. When you choose to break out of your comfort zone by taking a hiking trip, or just getting away for a while, you can get unstuck.

  1. It builds confidence

The fear, anxiety and anticipation that comes before you do something that feels unusual or which even scares you, only goes towards building your confidence once you actually get out there and actually do it.

  1. It can make you more creative

Because breaking out of your comfort zone can also help you get out of your head and shake off your thoughts, it can also make you more creative by stimulating your out of the box thinking. And when you are getting out of your comfort zone by getting out in nature by going for a hike, you can really free your creative mind.

  1. It makes you adaptable

When you tackle the fear by breaking out of your comfort zone, you can put yourself in a better position to adapt to the future unexpected changes that are most certainly going to happen.

If you are looking to expand your mind and just do something new, why not book a hiking trip at Bermanzi? We’re up in the clouds and always ready to welcome new guests looking for an exciting but peaceful hike.