As I’m a huge introvert myself, I know too well how hard it can be to motivate yourself to leave your house or your room. If there is literally nothing outside of your home that you fancy to see or to experience, why should you want to leave it then?
If you are like me, there always has to be a good reason to make you want to leave your house and I can tell you right now, that for me this doesn’t happen often. I will always rather choose to stay at home than going out if I can’t find a good point in doing it otherwise.
Assuming you are an introvert yourself reading this right now, you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about! Especially if the room you’re spending the most of your time in is as fully equipped as mine, the reason for leaving it needs to be extra good!
And still, here I am today naming you my top 3 favorite things that are all happening outside of your home and that you should absolutely not want to miss out on – even as an introvert! Some of them maybe won’t sound as appealing to you as they do to me right now, especially if you haven’t done any of them in your past (or aren’t used to do them in any other sort of way) but trust me, you got to give them a chance at least once in your lifetime! And maybe – just maybe – they will become also your favorite 3 things you don’t want to miss out on ever again! So, keep on reading if you want to bring your introvert life to the next level and become a pro at living the introvert lifestyle. 😉
No.1 – Enjoy & Discover Nature.
I really enjoy being outside in nature and as an introvert yourself and/or a very empathic and sensitive person, you might feel the same way about this. Going outside and taking a walk in nature (preferably through your local forest) is truly one of the most underrated things ever! I try my best to go for a walk at least twice a week (sometimes even more!) and when I do, I usually try to be as present and observant of my surroundings as possible – kind of like I’m going into a very light meditation while I’m of course moving around.
Naturally, when things get stressful, it can be quite hard not getting distracted by your thoughts or even your phone, but I see it as a part of the meditational practice. Every thought is welcome and you are allowed to use your phone when you’re outside in nature, but the important part is, to practice how to let go of it again and not to forget about where you are at the same time. The moment you get back to appreciating your surroundings your thoughts and your phone start to matter less to you. I think this this is beautiful!
This year I even want bring this to another level and I plan on going for a hike for the first time in forever some time around april or june. Let’s see how this works out! I’ll surely will make a blogpost about this in the future, for those you are interested in this sort of stuff!
Why I love it so much besides the meditiational aspect? The fresh air works wonders for your overall health and well-being and the body movement is good for you, too! It’s also very soothing for your soul and helps you to feel a lot happier thanks to the happy hormones that your body will release. I can tell you, that I always feel so much more content with my life when I took the opportunity to take a walk outside and when I return back home all the things I felt stressed out about usually turn into less of a bother for me. A huge blessing for someone like me who overthinks a lot!
Of course, it won’t solve all your problems, but it can help you to see things clearer, practice your mindfulness and give yourself a new perspective on things. So – go on a walk. Take your pet with you, a friend or just go alone like me. It doesn’t matter. Just do it. Thank yourself later!
No.2 – Go on City Trips.
If I can’t get enough of one thing, then it’ll be going on city trips. The last city trip I went to was with sister when we visited Amsterdam together and it was a super cool experience. Luckily my sister is an introvert like me (even though she is more on the extroverted side) and therefore going on that trip together wasn’t a struggle at all. We planned a lot in advance but also did many things quite spontaneously, what was really great since it gave us the chance to take breaks when we needed them without corrupting our own plans.
Also it’s always very nice to discover new places, learn about new cultures and see how “living” somewhere else away from home would feel like. It might not be quite the same as actually living there, but you definitely will get a feeling for the city and I enjoy that a lot about city-tripping.
What I also want to add is that going on city trips can also help you to practice your communication skills, overcome certain anxiety triggers and teach you how to spontaneously adapt to a big variety of situations. Isn’t that cool? I always return back home feeling a little more confident in my abilities and I know that this will certainly come in handy the next time I’m somewhere I have never been before. So, go on a city trip. It doesn’t matter where, it can also be just the next possible city a couple of hours away from your hometown. Start small. It’s the experience that matters, not the city.
No.3 – Visit Concerts & Music Festivals.
It might sound weird for an introvert to say that, but I love going to concerts and music festivals! It’s a whole other experience to see your favorite singers and artists perform live right in front of you and it’s something I wouldn’t want to miss out on ever again.
Of course, there will be other people and I can guarantee you that you will feel exhausted after a while but for me, seeing my favorite artists live is totally worth it. And if you take a friend, a sibling or your partner with you, it will make it a much more special experience (since you both are hopefully sharing the same interests in music) and less of a big deal for you to be surrounded by so many people at once. At least for me, this is super important, because otherwise I would feel triggered real fast by the noise and presence from all the people surrounding me.
But if concerts and music festivals taught me one thing, then it would be learning how to not give a damn about what other people would think of me. Because let’s be real: You’re more than likely never going to see the people you met or saw there ever again. You don’t have to prove anything to them or try to behave in a certain manner so they would like you. The only people that will remember you were there are the ones you took with you and I believe that these people aren’t people you have to impress with anything else, either. Isn’t that awesome? You can focus on the show and on the great music your favorite artists are playing without having to worry about anything apart from enjoing that exact moment and for me, this is truly what the magic of music is about!
I hope that you find this list helpful and inspiring!
I would be more than thrilled if any of thementioned activities motivated you to try out something new in the future and if so, don’t hesitate to let me know. 🙂
Lots of love!