Falling into a nice little rut. Getting complacent. Finding a comfortable groove. Wrapping yourself in a cloak of familiarity.
Call it what you will, but most of us fall into the comfort of a routine now and then. Yes, the oft-talked-about comfort zone.
There’s nothing wrong with that. But I find that inhabiting the comfort zone can get boring. Actually, worse than boring. You’ve probably felt the same way. The work is easy to do and feels more like typing than actual writing. Or, you feel the need to move into areas other than just pure technical writing.
Lately, I’ve been feeling that I’ve ensconced too snugly in my own comfort zone. As part of something I call Phase 3 (more on this in the coming months) and as part of the New Cruelty, I’ve been experimenting with ways of bursting free of my comfort zone.
You can burst out of yours too. And doing that just might refresh you, your technical writing, and your career.
Curious? Then read on.