I often find myself zoning out without a clue as to what is happening around me and on the verge of an existential crisis. This can be a bad thing, obviously. Not remembering anything that someone says is quite frowned upon. However, zoning out gives you a chance to zone in on the problems in your life. When you zone out, you tend to start thinking about random things like whether you watered your plant this morning or what's for dinner. Every once in a while, you think about the meaning of life or what you want to do with your dreams and goals. This is a good thing. It's important to take time out of your busy schedules to think. We are always so busy with work and school, that we become robots just going through the motions.
Zoning out allows you to just sit and think. The rest of the world keeps going, but you don't. Thinking about life gives you insight into how your brain works. You may discover you had opinions you never thought you would have or that your favorite color isn't actually blue. Even the little discoveries about yourself are important to who you are as a person. For example, while zoning out the other day, I realized that my favorite color isn't actually blue, it's black and white. I realized I enjoy neutral colors more than the colors of the rainbow and that affected the wardrobe I have. My wardrobe is a big part of who I am and how people see me. I get my confidence from my wardrobe and that is huge to me. So, next time you're zoning out don't try to focus right away on what is happening. Take some time to find who you are and what things mean to you.