Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.
Hey there guys! I know I have been quite absent this week but it’s been a pretty stressy week, nonetheless I hope that everything works out soon in my favour. So, today I bring you a new discussion-
So, by out of the comfort zone, I mean we usually stick to the genres that we love to read and we are comfortable with. We usually hesitate to go out that boundary because it feels not necessary and there are plenty of books from our favourite genres. But let’s look at the positive side of what happens if we step out of our comfort zone.
There are two main things you would benefit from:
1. New genres or age category-
If you step out of your comfort zone and decide to try a new genre or age category, what’s the harm in that?
Take me for example, I used to read only mystery and thrillers as a kid. Then I got introduced to fantasy and paranormal genre and I immediately fell in love with it. I slowly diverged into science fiction which is now one of my favourite genres to read from. Also, I really didn’t like contemporary much because I got easily bored with it but I planned in 2015 to read more contemporary and I did and surprisingly I loved it.
Also, I think I read New Adult for the first time in 2015. The main reason I started reading NA was the too much overuse of the love triangle in YA, and in NA, love triangles are very rare. But well, it’s not the point in today’s post. What I am trying to say is that after giving it a try, I actually love reading NA. So yaayiee for me! 😀
So by going out of your comfort zone, you might discover a new favourite genre.
2. New Authors-
This one’s a no brainer and a huge plus. When you diverge into more new genres or age categories you are bound to discover more and more new authors which might ultimately led you to your new favourite bunch of authors. I sure did discover a lot of new authors myself.
Here comes the million dollar question-
Is branching out of your comfort zone really necessary?
It absolutely depends on you!
There are mostly positive sides to it as I stated above. If you want to try out new things outside your comfort zone, that’s great but it’s definitely not mandatory. And not necessary when you are not ready for it.
Read it only if you want to.
If you pressurize yourself into reading a new genre or age category because your friends or your favourite bloggers are reading it but you’re not comfortable with right now, definetely stop reading that. It’ll suck the joy out of your hobby or passion that you love so much. It will start to seem like a chore instead of relaxation and you might fall into a reading slump! Plus you might never look at that genre in that same way again when you might have enjoyed it when you were ready in the future.
So, my point is, step out of your comfort zone when YOU absolutely know for sure that you are ready and when you realize that, then it’s time to enjoy the ride!
Sooo guys, what are your opinions about today’s topic? Do you agree with me or disagree? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!