Alexis Ren Feels Creative When She’s Spending Time With [Her] Boredom

The 24-year-old model believes that quitting social media and “spending time with your boredom” can help people to think in a more innovative way.

Alexis – who has more than 14 million followers on Instagram – said: “I’ve always said that whatever breaks your heart the most, go in that direction. Whatever inspires you the most, follow that.

“Getting off social media helps too, and spending time with your boredom is what stems creativity. And we’re rarely bored nowadays. When I’m scrolling on TikTok I ask myself ‘should I just be sitting with myself right now. Why am I looking for myself here?’

“I feel like sometimes we lose our personalities, watching so much on social media.”

Despite this, Alexis acknowledges that different people require different tools in order to remain motivated.

She told Glamour UK magazine: “Meditation, journaling, dancing, walking, being in nature, they’re all tools. So figure out what tools work for you. If meditation doesn’t work for you, you’re not broken

“Maybe you’re the type of person that needs movements to find stillness, it took me a while to figure that out. I need movement. Exercising is my meditation, dance is my affinity answer.

“Since I was five years old, dance is meditation.”

Alexis is determined to help inspire young people, and pass on what she’s learned during her career.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue star said: “All the teachers in my life were my mentors, people who actually accomplished what I wanted to do and turned around and was like, I want to help.

“So for me, my purpose is all about who can I help and teach? Like be my little grasshopper. I’ve managed to attract a lot of mentors in different areas in my life. And I think that’s the key to education, because back when we were in tribes we learned from our elders, we would listen to their stories and we would be in conversation with them.

“I understand that, you know, I’m a model and society really puts beautiful people on pedestals. So, how can I give back? Because I am grateful. I am super grateful. I want to help girls so they don’t suffer as I have and be a mentor.”

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