Join Ben Aldridge as he offers a selection of strange and wonderful challenges designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. Ben shows you that learning new skills, mental and physical, will help you to cultivate a stronger, healthier more resilient mindset to face your everyday challenges.
“A really great and novel way to encourage people to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and engender self-reliance.” — Levison Wood
After debilitating anxiety and panic attacks began to impact his daily life, Ben Aldridge decided to tackle his mental health issues in a creative way. His journey led him on a year of completing weird and wonderful challenges in the name of self-improvement. By deliberately leaving his comfort zone and enduring difficulties, Ben completely changed his life.
Ice-cold showers, eating repulsive insects, running marathons, sleeping in unusual places, wearing ridiculous clothes and learning to solve the Rubik’s cube in under a minute are some of the ways Ben has pushed his body and mind to learn more, endure more and conquer more.
Varying in length, difficulty and category, Ben explains how to complete each challenge, how it changed his life and how you can push yourself with this practical method of self-development. From learning a new language to climbing a mountain, see how far you can challenge yourself to overcome your fears and self-imposed limitations. Packed with useful tips and tricks from Stoicism, Buddhism, CBT and popular psychology, this book encourages us to face our fears, embrace adversity and leave our comfort zones.
Are you ready to get uncomfortable and build a more resilient mindset?