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Comfort Zone Challenge: I just ate an entire lemon – and I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should too.

Around 9 am I always need a second breakfast, since my first breakfast at 6:30 am won’t last. Usually it consists of a pretzel with butter, but as I’m on a 1-week Vegan challenge right now, that’s off the menu. Fruits and nuts it is!

Over the week I most often chose an apple or a banana with some nuts. I got used to it so quickly that today I thought I had to stir things up a bit – how can I make this uncomfortable? As if eating Vegan for a week wasn’t uncomfortable enough, right?

So today, I’d like to propose a comfort zone challenge to you: Eat an entire lemon!

When I checked the fridge, I spotted a few lemons sitting at the bottom, and before I could finish wondering whether you could eat lemons whole, like you do with oranges, I found myself next to a bowl with 4 big, peeled, chopped up lemon slices ready to go.

Here’s me eating one:

I finished the whole thing. I’ve had more pleasurable experiences with fruit, goes without saying. But here’s what I learned:

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Get rid of your selling issues – get buying issues instead!

Here’s something many people think about upside down, if you ask me. Case in point:

I used to buy video games the way other people pick pizza toppings. I would go online one day, pick out 3-5 games, add to cart, click, confirm payment, click and before I knew it I had another bunch of games sitting on my shelf.

I would indeed play them, but most of the time just beat them once, set them back on the shelf and there they would sit for the longest time, before I could eventually bring myself to selling them. It was the exact same with movies.

Last year I got rid of all my video games, DVDs and BluRays. Here is a picture of my room from the clear-out.

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Become your own MEDIC – Why you must leave your comfort zone to find happiness

Look around where you are right now. I guess you are reading this on the big screen of your computer at work, sitting in your height-adjustable office chair, coffee mug right next to you. Or maybe you are at the library, checking facebook, using their free wifi during a study break. Unless you are already home for the day, cuddled up on the couch in your pajamas with your iPad, freshly delivered pizza in the still warm box sitting on your lap.

Wherever you read this, I am betting you are knee deep inside your comfort zone.

I’ve been there. Often times I still am. But then I remember that I must leave it.

As comfy as it gets.
Right in the middle of the comfort zone.

Before convincing YOU to leave it, I would like you to do one thing. No worries, you won’t have to get up (yet). As in the article I talked about, rate your happiness on a scale of 0 to 10. Where do you land? Look at the important areas of life:

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