• Rene Altamirano

Uncomfortable Comfort Zones

Getting out of your comfort zone can be hard unless you bring it with you


Being alone doesn't always mean being sad

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Many people, not only teenagers, associate the feeling of being alone with being unaccepted, being left out, or sometimes even begin depressed. However, these statements are very far from the truth; in fact, “alone time” could potentially bring joy.


From personal experience I can assure you that alone time is one of the most satisfying experiences that one can have. When you’re alone there’s no other distractions around you- it feels calm, like if your mind was in a completely isolated place. Letting go of everything else to focus on yourself feels like going free fall without risk.


Sometimes when someone is apart from the crowd he can be seen as weird/unusual, but that’s alright, as long as that person is comfortable. Being able to find a comfort zone in various places is the key to avoiding stress. In places like school, there’s always going to be unoccupied spots where you can chill. As long as you’re able to detach your mind from everything else for a while, you shouldn’t worry about getting stressed. In that safe comfort zone you can just let go of everything and grab onto it later.


Being alone is essential for me because it allows me to focus on myself and leave my worries behind. So the next time you see me on my own around campus, know that I’m taking time off my busy day to relax for a few precious minutes before jumping back on to the hustle and bustle of the school day.


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