All posts filed under: Mental Health

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 Oil: Why I take it & how it helped me as an introvert

AD | Werbung sponsored by Purefy.de 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 oil online. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Here I’ll be now sharing my experiences with you and what to expect if you decide to give it a go as well. 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 …

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Self-care tips for bad days as an introvert

I think we all have those weird days where we don’t really feel like ourselves. Everything could possibly make us cry, nothing really makes us happy, and we don’t want to talk to anyone! Often, it feels like there is no real reasoning behind it, but we know that there is this huge imbalance inside of us that really wants to be taken care of. If you feel like that right now, I hope this will help you get out of this negative mental state again! Step-by-step: Self-care for bad days 1. Slow down, my friend! Drop everything you intended to do today and slow down. You are your top priority right now, so don’t be too hard on yourself, put away the leftover tasks for today, and postpone every single one of them until you feel like yourself again. This is important. Give yourself the space to breathe again and remove any unnecessary stress that could affect your mental well-being right now. Your introverted self needs a pause from everything! 2. Turn off your …

My meditation journey & how to start practicing

“The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace.” – J. Donald Walters As an introvert, I have a deep love for meditation.I started my very own meditation practice roughly half a year ago and I meditate at least three times a week, sometimes even daily, depending on the given circumstances. I have been meditating long before that every now and then, but I didn’t practice it regularly nor did I took it very seriously back then. I used to do it more for fun than for any real purpose, and I often forgot about it right away after doing it only once every few weeks. I always thought it was rather boring, hard to do, and nothing that I “really needed”.Well… until the last semester of my study at university! My starting point… It was at the beginning of my last semester at university when I suddenly began to experience severe anxiety. The finals were approaching faster and faster every day. …

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How to get started: Intuitive journaling for introverts

If you’re one of my followers on Instagram, you know that I love to journal! This has many reasons, one being that I find it to be an incredibly relaxing and grounding practice and two, also experience it to be a very helpful tool to explore my inner world without creating more chaos in it. That’s why, nowadays, I journal nearly every day – depending on the current life circumstances I’m in. Sometimes I skip a couple of days, but when I do, I always kind of miss it from my routine.  How have I started my (intuitive) journaling practice? I started my journaling practice back in September 2019 as part of a gratitude exercise I was doing at that time. This gratitude exercise was supposed to help me see more positivity in my life and create an overall more positive outlook on life itself. This mainly included writing down lists of things that I was grateful each day for a time span of four weeks into a journal or diary.  After the second week of writing …

What I learned in my first week of quarantine + my tips on how to cope with fear!

I live with my parents (and my younger sister) in a suburban area in Germany, and luckily enough, we are a household full of introverts! Sounds perfect, right? Must be so good when you are forced to self-quarantine with each other, you might think. And I agree with you to a certain extent! We are like every other introvert out there. Each of us loves to spend time alone, preferably at home, while unconsciously avoiding social contact with other people.  We all do have friends and things to do outside of our home like, for example, work, running errands, or going to school or university, but as the introverts that we are, we usually prefer to return home whenever we can just to be by ourselves again. So, whenever I would return home from somewhere myself, I knew everybody else would be at home, too. You can say, that I’m pretty used to having all my family around all the time – it has been like that since my early childhood and never really changed. …

How to properly take care of your introverted personality during self-quarantine

I’m sure, as you have been reading the title of today’s blog post, you were wondering what this will be about. Maybe you questioned yourself if you would learn something new reading this. I can assure you, you will! Why? You ask. Because the majority of us introverts, even though we spent so much time alone and with ourselves, have no clue how to properly take care of themselves. And let me tell you, I didn’t know about it for the longest time, too! In times of pandemic outbreaks like the coronavirus, it is now more important than ever to sit down for a second and think about what you need to maintain a positive and happy mind. But – this can be harder than you might think, especially if you don’t live on your own and/or have to take care of more than just yourself. Why is taking care of yourself so important right now? Your mental health directly influences your physical well-being. Ignoring your needs is the worst thing you could do for …

How to spot energy vampires & get rid of them

As you might know from my previous blogposts socializing is essential for every human being. Even for introverts! We all need to have friends in our lives and people we feel close to. As introverts, we are certainly no exception. We might survive longer without having any social contact just because our desire and need for constant social interaction is lower than those of extroverts, but despite that, we still need people we can talk to every now and then. One thing I find really important and I hope you can agree with me on this, is that we as introverts have to be very careful on who we choose to spend our energy on. Otherwise, we will feel completely drained after, only having a simple conversation with someone. This isn’t good at all, especially if the day has only started and you still have a lot of things on your plate to do later on.  Of course, often we can’t know in advance if a conversation will drain us from our energy. People are …

How to tell it apart: Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder also called “social phobia” is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today and US-studies have shown that it affects over 7% of the population. The definition of social anxiety is the fear of social situations which involves interaction with other people, that may or may not judge you negatively for the things you say or do (or not). Social Anxiety is a chronic disorder. It doesn’t go away on its own and it stays as long as you don’t treat it for example through therapy, that helps you to learn how to overcome it. How does Social Anxiety look like? Some of the most common symptoms of Social Anxiety are for example… Excessive sweating & a dry throat Trembling of your muscles Racing heart High level of fear extreme self-consciousness extreme nervousness Those symptoms can be triggered by nearly any social situation.Example:You’re sitting in school or university and the teacher/professor is asking you to answer a question in front of everyone sitting in that room. If you have …