“Consistency is the playground of dull minds.” I’ve been really feeling this line from Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. My entire foray into Insta is one big leap toward shaking things up to keep my mind sharp. I notice I keep craving structure and familiarity in my life, but too much of it makes me feel like an out-of-date robot. How do you balance those competing urges? One small thing I’m doing today is posting here (consistency) and trying a new-to-me font inspired by @thegraytergood (shaking things up).⁣

"Consistency is the playground of dull minds.”

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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