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Adapt, not conform

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Nikki Abraham
As the world opens up, you will have to be intentional about who you are and who you were called to be. Take a moment to reflect on the peace and clarity that has come from spending time with your own self. It’s pivotal for your growth to recognize the importance of self-care and alone time. Courtesy Photo/Positively Caviar, Inc.

Now is the time that many have anticipated— the world is starting to open up again. While this moment has been highly anticipated it’s also extremely nerve wrecking for multiple reasons. When the stay-at-home order went into effect, our entire lives were upended, as many were forced to step into what became a new state of normalcy.

One common theme I found when discussing among friends how the pandemic affected them was the mindset shift. While this moment in time was filled with the unknown, which sometimes led to stress and anxiety, also allowed us the opportunity to explore our minds in a new way.

For many, connecting with inner self led to new revelations and as a result showed us that we have the ability and capacity to vibrate on higher levels.

As things get back to “normal” it’s important to realize that the new you with your elevated mentality cannot step out into the world the way you used to be and expect to flourish. This season is going to require something different from you. As the world opens up, you will have to be intentional about who you are and who you were called to be.

The more you have in person interactions with others you will recognize the difficultly that comes with following your own path and the steps ordained for you with the influence of others. Be cognizant about separating positive influence from the negative influence that will cause you to stray away from your goals.

Take a moment to reflect on the peace and clarity that has come from spending time with your own self. It’s pivotal for your growth to recognize the importance of self-care and alone time. Always be super, intentional about the time you have to yourself.

While I agree that binge watching your favorite reality show while eating a bowl of popcorn sounds like a great time, using my free time to clear my mind through other activities such as mediation and writing will be more beneficial to me in the long run.

The mindset shift that got us through this difficult time is exactly what will allow us to consider a new way of interaction. While it may be easier to conform to societal standards, it’s more important that we show up as ourselves on all levels in all rooms.

One of the reasons I love Jay-Z is because he always shows up as himself despite what table where he is seated. He shows up in the boardroom as his authentic self with his incredible mind and ideas, which is ultimately why he is as successful as he is today. As you step into this new “normal” pay close attention to what you feed yourself.

One of my favorite quotes: “What you’re around is what you become.” What we watch, what we listen to and the rooms we are in, all contribute to what we digest. Monitor your intake in order to renew your mind, body and spirit. During this time, through every moment and every interaction be intentional about who you were called to be.

Don’t conform to meet someone else’s standards, instead create your own lane. Moving forward, make sure your decisions are aligned with all the beautiful things that are destined for your future.

The universe is preparing you for the greatest comeback of your life— your time is now.

Positively Caviar, Inc. (PCI) is a grassroots nonprofit organization focused on instilling mental resilience by way of positive thinking and optimism. Each month, a member of the Nucleus Team features a column focused on mental and physical health tips, scientific studies, nutrition facts and stories that are positive in nature to support a positive and healthy lifestyle. To learn more about how you can support, volunteer or donate to Positively Caviar, Inc. visit: staybasedandpositive.com.

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