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Open minded and confident

By Savannah Lewis




“Today, many people are overstimulated emotionally, mentally, and physically. I believe that consistency is so important when forming a lifestyle.”


Suddenly at times, we become swayed from our daily rituals and practices. The day brings us a variety of challenges whether we can be aware of their presence or not. Being open to new possibilities does not have to mean abruptly letting go of the things that make you feel pleasure. Learning is stimulating to the mind, but skepticism is a good thing too. What I mean by this is that often times as we become overstimulated by the intellect, we do not give ourselves a chance to keep a steady routine that can be beneficial to the entire mind and body.


As a student, I find the mind to be a very open and spacious place. Building and abiding by a routine has become more and more of interest to me as I am looking to sail steadily toward my aspirations. This is where I am finding a balance between confidence in my lifestyle as well as keeping an open mind.


Today, many people are overstimulated emotionally, mentally, and physically. I believe that consistency is so important when forming a lifestyle.


Although distractions are all around us at all times, by having discipline, a routine can be liberating. Of course, each person has their own definition of this, and that is why it is important to keep your own simple until you have it down.


In trying a new thing, it is easy to try and then never pick it back up. Holding a yoga pose until you have lost patience, reading a book until you realize your mind is adrift or working out to the point you feel ill. What I am saying is that whether we are forcing ourselves to do something, or giving up too quickly, there seemingly isn’t much enjoyment of these things as a whole.


All in all, when we follow through with our practices, we often feel fulfilled no matter how we felt in the process. On a larger scale, we can think about the progress and benefits over time. However, if we change the way we think as we dive into these moments, the benefits will be even greater.


Distractions are everywhere in the physical world, but also in the mind. Patience is where the magic happens. Pushing through the difficult moments to the other side is only going to make the experience more rewarding, more pleasurable. When someone, something, or even your own intellect tries to take you away from the things that make you thrive, overflow with space.


Give yourself the time you need to connect with your intuition and follow through with what you know is worth it.