Yoga, My New Outlet

One cannot design all the time. If you do… I’m not sure what that makes you other than maybe super dedicated. But to others you surround yourself with, you start to become boring and weird. Don’t believe me? Let’s break this down for a second. If you find yourself constantly critiquing the fonts used within the intro credits of a movie, can easily identify and often outwardly call out the name of the font used on the front of buildings, or stare at other people’s t-shirts for an abnormal amount of time because you either hate or love the graphic on it — congratulations, you’re a designer and have a passion for what you do! But, you may need to take a step back and find another hobby so you don’t freak out the rest of the world.

I’m just kidding about freaking out the rest of the world. If you love something, then you love it. Do it and enjoy it. But if you never give yourself a break from even the things you love, you may become obsessive and can quickly enter burnout. I’m speaking from personal experience. To help prevent burnout, I searched for yet another outlet. Something that allowed me to still be creative, but in a different way. Something that removed me from my chair and surrounded by other humans. Something that got my endorphins going while reestablishing a healthy balance to my life. Something like Yoga.

Yoga has become one of the best additions to my life. It’s the one thing I cannot live without. It’s the cure for anger, anxiety, depression, and illness. It has helped create mental and emotional stability, and has helped me to meet new friends with common interests. It has helped me to build confidence and it has become the one thing I cannot do without. In fact, because I fell in love with yoga so much, I obtained my certification through CorePower to become a YogaSculpt instructor. So message me and come #JoinMeInSweat

Misty Marquis

Misty Marquis Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Graphic design professional who has wide-ranging experiences in creative direction, logo designs, advertising, illustration, digital photography, photo manipulation, web and email blasts, painting, copywriting and brand identity. Possesses track record of developing promotional ideas to increase company presence and reputation through targeted print and web-based media. Adapts to different cultures and ideas while maintaining a calm demeanor in demanding and stressful situations. Takes the initiative to learn and utilize cutting-edge technologies. A positive team player, that serves as a key contributor to the on-going success of an organization, while bringing constructive energy to a project.