All posts tagged: Angst

julia aka the german introvert

Holding presentations with confidence as an introvert

One of the things many of us introverts fear the absolute most is having to hold presentations in front of other people. Even worse: in front of a bunch of classmates or co-workers, you don’t really like nor are friends with. Unfortunately, having to hold presentations is a pretty usual thing nowadays… Yet, as something so common in schools and universities, our education system fails at teaching us how to actually become good at it. Especially for us introverts – it’s basically one of the worst situations. We usually dislike putting ourselves into the spotlight anyway – but when it happens against our will (like most of the time), it’s even more of a struggle. But because presenting subjects and ideas became such a normal thing everywhere, there is literally no way to escape it. But there is also a silver lining: with practice (and a couple of tips) it can get easier for all of us! Just to give you an idea about my experience: I used to really hate holding presentations. It wasn’t …

Why being spontaneous is hard for introverts

For the longest time, I actually thought that I was the most spontaneous person on earth.  I always disliked having plans or setting dates into my calendar. I felt like I needed maximum flexibility every day of the year. Committing to plans? No way. Even the thought made me feel like I’m putting myself into a prison. There are only a few exceptions I was willing to make – other than that, I tried my best to avoid these kinds of things. But does that make me spontaneous? No, it doesn’t. I just recently discovered that the reason for “planning” my life this way was more based on fear than anything else. The fear of letting go, the fear of the unknown … even the fear of leaving my normal daily routine that made me feel safe. As an introvert, I can tell you that being “spontaneous” is not exactly something I like doing. And if you’re honest with yourself, you might feel the same way about that – and that’s totally okay! Because, you …

Diese verdammten Ängste von Ursula Karven - Buchcover

Rezension: “Diese verdammten Ängste” von Ursula Karven

Die Basis-Infos: Titel: Diese verdammten Ängste Autor: Urusla Karven Seiten: 176 (inklusive DVD) Verlag: Gräfe und Unzer (www.gu.de) Preis: 24,99 € (DE) Inhalt: Im Buch von Ursula Karven, Schauspielerin und Yogini, dreht sich alles um das Thema Ängste. Vor allem darum, wie wir mithilfe von Yoga unseren Ängsten produktiv begegnen können, um uns damit die Möglichkeit zu geben über alte Schatten hinauszuwachsen und an Selbstvertrauen zu gewinnen. So erlernen wir einen positiven Zugang zu unseren oft negativen Gefühlen zu bekommen, der uns die Begegnung mit Übeltätern wie Stress oder Druck erleichtert. In 176 Seiten beleuchtet die Autorin neben der Yoga-Praxis und seinen Vorteilen für den Körper und Geist, auch die biologischen Ursachen von unseren Ängsten und geht auch auf die psychischen und körperlichen Auswirkungen eines von Stress geprägten Lebensstils ein. Dabei erzählt sie auch von ihren eigenen Erfahrungen mit ihren eigenen Ängsten und Sorgen und lässt uns einen Blick darauf werfen, wie sie schlussendlich ihren Weg zu einem achtsamen und gelassenen Lebensstil gefunden hat. Dem Buch liegt eine DVD mit einem fast einstündigem Yoga Übungsprogramm …