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Comfort Zones

Comfort Zone is a beautiful place but, nothing ever grows there.

Hey people, I hope you guys are fine. Today we are going to talk about comfort zones. Well, talking would imply that I am saying and you are listening but that is not really the case. Here I'll be rambling for about two minutes and the only reason you might be here is that you either have a close connection to my parents (you might also be my parents) or that it is a Sunday and you couldn't find anything more amusing so you thought about reading musings of a 15-year-old girl who also didn't really have anything better to do (studying was an option but who does that).

Before going on, I would like to state down a fact. A universal fact. When you have nothing to do, everything feels boring. But when you have a bucketload of To-do lists to check out, even the tiniest thing can be your great amusement. I, for example, have to prepare for an exam, an assignment to complete that is due in three days and tuition homework and in spite of all that, I just caught myself staring at a blank wall for about 30 minutes. That, ladies and gentlemen, is called a Comfort zone. When you want to do anything other than what you are supposed to do.

Now a lot of you read "comfort zone" quotes which are plastered across a lovely cliff on Instagram but, what does it really mean. Who cares? will be your first thought. Because when we see a lovely quote plastered across lovely scenery, we update our status. Don't worry hon, you're not alone. Everyone does that. The Comfort zone is basically activities and behaviours that form a consistent routine. And because we are familiar with this routine, because we know this routine we like it. And because being familiar with a certain routine minimizes your stress, you would rather lay on your bed and watch a nice Netflix series while eating a nice, hot bowl of Maggi than go out and climb Mount Everest.

But, is this how you imagine your life? When you are 50 and still on the same bed eating the same Maggi, and watching a Netflix series? As pleasing as this situation is, it is not ideal. If climbing Mount Everest sounds way too difficult, start with hills first. Small habits. Don't stretch it too much at one go. The band could break. Take it slow, take it calmly, don't touch anything, we are already in 2022, at the brink of World War 3 and a never-ending pandemic and you don't want to add another one of your own troubles.

Remember, we are freaks, we are fragile and life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.


See you next Sunday

Love Scarlett (Swara) 😊


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