Author: thegermanintrovert

24 things I’ve learned in 24 years as an introvert

Today is my birthday!  And because I’m officially turning 24 today (everybody seems to think I’m a lot younger!), I wanted to take a moment to share with you 24 things I’ve learned in the last 24 years as an introverted young woman in this world. May this inspire you to never stop growing and take every chance you can get to make yourself happy during this life! 1. It’s okay to worry and overthink, but you can alter the direction of your thoughts! “What can I learn from this? What’s an alternative right now? Can I change my situation?” 99% of the time, focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel helps so much. 2. Your words matter so much more than you think! More so, the words you hesitated to speak and never ended up saying out loud are the words with the most meaning and also the ones that should’ve been spoken. 3. Start looking for the beauty within yourself! This goes beyond your looks. Look deeper! Your personality is what makes you beautiful, …

Introverted Characters in Movies & TV Shows 📽

Who doesn’t enjoy watching a good movie or TV show every now and then? I certainly do, and as the daydreaming introvert that I am, who’s also guilty of taking any opportunity to feed my escapism, there’ve been plenty of TV shows and movies that I watched to dissapear from reality and that grew very close to my heart while doing so. Without a doubt, I’ve spent a considerable amount of my time, nights as well as days, curled in warm blankets and watching heros and villains fight, love interests fall in love with the main character, as well as average people getting into the kind of trouble us real people would never dare putting themselves into. Many of these stories have one thing in common: the classic, confident extroverted maincharacter who’s getting the praise for everything, while the quiet ones have been putting all the work in in the background. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to some of my most favorite introverted heroes and main characters. May these fictional characters inspire you …

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Spice up your introvert life: Spring & Summer (Solo) Activity Ideas 🌼

With the change of the seasons, the warmer weather, and more sunny days, most people want to get outside more. Even we introverts tend to feel more motivated to leave our homes, participate in social activities and maybe go on a few little adventures with our closest friends. I personally also experience an increase in social energy during the summer months, probably because of the big vitamin D boost we get from the sun during this time. The increase of daylight also leaves me feeling less fatigued, which I appreciate a lot. I don’t count summer as my most favorite season, yet, I do like to make the most of it nonetheless. So here are my ideas & tips to spice up your laid-back introvert life during the sunnier days in spring and summer. Enjoy! 1. Go on nature walks & hikes This is honestly also one of my goals this year – to go on more nature walks and also on hikes. I’m so in love with the beauty of nature, so I can’t …

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How to respond to mean comments as an introvert (with confidence & kindness)

A serious question before we start: Is there a single introvert who didn’t receive mean comments about their behavior, personality, and over-all energy growing up? If you answered with yes, I’m incredibly happy for you! But I’m also a tiny bit jealous… Want to know why? I’m one of those introverts who got criticized a lot for being who I am growing up. There were teachers at middle school and later in high school, so-called friends, and even people that barely knew me who criticized me for being too quiet, too reserved, not outgoing enough, not talkative enough. They even had the audicity to call me boring, unnecessary and bland! Having the knowledge I have now, I still wish I could travel back in time to save my younger me from all these toxic influences that were part of my life back then. I know I can’t, so I hope I can at least help those who are in a similar position right now. If someone had given me a penny every time someone had …

Overthinking: Why it’s hard to stop & my tips to break the cycle

The past days, or should I say weeks, haven’t been easy for me. I’ve been struggling a lot with overthinking, especially in the past days, and it feels like it’s reaching its peak at this very second I’m writing this. My head feels like it’s going to explode any minute, my thoughts are spiraling inside my head, and I feel so incredibly mentally exhausted. Still, I somehow can’t make it stop. Negative thoughts, worries, self-doubt.Does this sound familiar to you? A couple of days ago, I posted a little introvert reminder on Instagram, saying: “Some thoughts are not worth overthinking.” Oh boy, am I right with this. And still, here I am sitting on my laptop on this wonderful Thursday evening, overthinking and overthinking… and driving myself mad… Does that make me a hypocrite and a failure? Of course not. Even I, someone who understands a lot about mental health and studies health psychology at university, struggles like every other human being. And overthinking is really my kryptonite… If you’re an overthinker like me, you …

Why where you live matters as an introvert (and HSP)

This probably doesn’t come to you as a surprise considering my website’s name (and on every other social media platform), but let me say it anyway: I’m german 🙂 And you might have already guessed it, I also live in Germany. More specifically, I live in the south of Germany, somewhere quite a bit outside of Bavaria’s biggest city Munich. And let me tell you, I’m so incredibly glad about the location I live in. Far away from the city, but also close enough that going to the city doesn’t take longer than an hour. (In case I need to be there for some reason.) After getting to know myself better and better over the past years and learning about my introversion and highly sensitive nature, I’m incredibly thankful that I don’t live in or too close to the city. And to be honest with you… the happier I become in my own skin, the more I actually crave to move away even more. Funny enough, it hasn’t always been this way! When I was a teenager, …

My New Year’s Resolutions & Hopes for 2021 🎇

Wow, 2020 will soon be over, and honestly, I can’t wait for the new year to begin. 2020 was a lot! Not only for me but for so many other people from all around the world. I think it’s about time that this year finally comes to an end! Though, I will admit, 2020 was not only bad for me… it for sure also has its good moments. For example, that being an introvert never felt this good in my entire life than it did this year. I just wish the circumstances were different… But in case you don’t share the same feelings about 2020 like me, I have some fantastic news for you: Tomorrow, we’ll be all starting into a full new year of possibilities, open doors, and chances! My fingers are crossed that 2021 will be a fantastic year for each and every one of us! Today, because it’s the last day of 2020, I decided to share with you my resolutions for the new upcoming year of 2021. Maybe this will inspire …

Positive affirmations for introverts 🌼

In case you are struggling right now or feel insecure about yourself, I gathered a few very powerful positive affirmations that you can use for yourself in your daily life. Either print out this whole blog post or select a few to write down on a piece of paper! I promise, reading them out loud or in your head every day will absolutely improve your mental state and how you perceive yourself as an introvert. Daily positive affirmations for introverts: „I am whole.“ „I am enough.“ „I am worthy of love.“ „I respect my own boundaries.“ „I love who I am.“ „I am aware of my needs.“ „I let go of judging myself.“ „I am proud of who I am.“ „I can achieve everything I want in my own time.“ „I deserve to rest.“ „I embrace my uniqueness.“ „I conquer my fears with little steps.“ „I am unstoppable.“ „I am powerful.“ „I am strong.“ „I attract the people who are good for me.“ „I allow myself to grow through making mistakes.“ „I am happy.“ „I …

CBD: My experience as an Introvert, HSP & Migraineur + why I use it regularly

AD | Werbung I first started to use CBD Oil about around 5 months ago. After debating about taking it for a little while, I managed to build up the courage to give it a go for the first time. Yes, I was a little bit concerned at the beginning, to be honest. I’ve been hearing so many different things about CBD online that made me a little bit unsure about it, nonetheless, I decided that I need to try it to see if it’s something for me. It didn’t take long for me to start doing my research, and by the end of the month, I ordered my first ever bottle of CBD mouth oil online. And honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! How does CBD work? The body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a major role in your body’s central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors co-ordinate several functions in your body like, for example, …

3 Things I don‘t find weird about my introverted self anymore!🦉

Like most introverts, I also grew up feeling like there was something wrong with me. Although, back then, I had no clue why or what made me so different, I knew that I just was. I always stood out in a very negative and unpleasant way, and no matter how hard I tried, people always criticized me for being who I am in some shape or form. Luckily, I started to better understand myself and the psychology behind my personality and behavior over time. I briefly talked about my journey in one of my previous blog posts, where I also touched on the impact it had on my confidence. During my research, I also have gained some major realizations, which opened a whole new perspective on the way I see myself today. Let me share a few of them with you today! 1. Our hidden superpower: Low need for social contact I believe you know that there are many people out there who can’t stand the thought of being alone. And especially during this global pandemic, …