By Alli Polin

What does it take for you to get over your self-consciousness and let go?

Do you stay in your shell or are you willing to poke out your head if the price is right? Maybe you’re a natural extrovert, and it takes a lot for you to feel self-conscious. No matter what, we all have (comfort zone) lines in the sand, and it’s important to know yours.

Crossing your line is a good thing when you’re pulled forward by something that matters and not because you’re pushed.

This week my family and I are on vacation at the beach. I’m doing my best to breathe in the serenity of the sea daily so I can carry it with me in the coming months. There are few places on earth that make me feel as peaceful as the beautiful beaches in Western Australia. It’s worth the three-plus hour flight and the three-hour drive to the beach house, aka heaven.

Usually, when we arrive, I’m still a stressed out small business owner and parent to two tweens who are slightly less patient than I should be. I admit it. (and don’t ask my kids or husband to define slightly) Midway through the holiday, I nap more, read more, dig my feet in the sand more and finally unwind. The fact that we visit our share of cellar doors also helps.

Click to read more about entering the Discomfort Zone.