- Outside the Classroom
- Upper Division
"One key practice that I’ve embraced is meditation, which helps me live more in the present. I strive to sit in stillness for 20-30 minutes each day. To be present. To breathe. At first, I couldn’t help but instantly start to become anxious about what I should be doing other than, seemingly, nothing. However, I soon came to realize that mindfulness is about growing empathy and patience for yourself. Soon enough, I found myself understanding these anxieties, acknowledging them, accepting them with more compassion, and learning to appreciate the experience of watching them shrink.
After starting this practice I was more motivated to be the best tennis player that I could be."