“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 I notice I keep craving structure and familiarity in my life, but too much of it makes me feel like an out-of-date robot.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 popular 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). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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