All posts tagged: fear

The life of an introvert: An interview with Franziska Marx; Social Educator and Creative Mind – #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the second interview of this very special introvert community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts from all around the world who will share with you their stories and life experiences as introverts. This interview is the second interview of this whole series. If you missed the first one, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe from last week! Let’s meet today’s guest: Franziska Marx! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Franzi, I am 26 years old, and I live with my fiancé in Münster, Germany. In my free time, I enjoy working on creative things such as writing, watercolor art, or lettering. I also just recently rediscovered embroidery for myself, which I also have been practicing again since then. My short-term goal is to continue giving myself the time I need to get used to new situations. My long term dream and aspiration is to achieve small milestones in the creative industry, of course aside from my job as a social …

The life of an introvert: An interview with Tasmin Lowe; freelancer and author – #CommunityMonth

Yay – it’s Community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts (from all around the world) who are going to share with you their stories and life experiences to shed light on the difficulties introverts face in our society and in their everyday life. But this series is going to be about more than just bringing awareness to the struggles introverts face on the daily! It’s also about showing you the differences and similarities between us wonderful introverted human beings and help you see yourself from a new and much more positive perspective by looking through the eyes of other introvert from all different places. I hope you find this series interesting and helpful. I’m so excited about this! Let’s meet today’s guest: Tasmin Lowe! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Tasmin Lowe, I am 26 years old and I live in South Africa with my husband and our dog Koda. I am a Freelance writer and editor and I’m currently writing my first book, Think With …

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Rezension: “Entdecke dein Wofür” von Ali Mahlodji

Die Basis-Infos: Titel: Entdecke dein Wofür: Der Weg zu einem Leben, das wirklich deins ist  Autor: Ali Mahlodji Seiten: 222 (inklusive Videoinhalte) Verlag: Gräfe und Unzer (www.gu.de) Preis: 17,99 € (DE) Inhalt: “Wer du bist – und wer du sein könntest.” Der Autor Ali Mahlodji erzählt in diesem Buch von seiner eindrucksvollen Reise vom stotternden Flüchtlingskind und Schulabbrecher zum Unternehmer und EU-Jugendbotschafter. Eine Reise, die neben Schicksalsschlägen und einigen Hürden auch sehr viele wertvolle Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen mit sich gebracht hat, die der Autor diesem Buch in über 200 Seiten verarbeitet und mit der Leserschaft teilt. Dieses Buch möchte jedoch nicht nur von einer unglaublichen Biografie erzählen, sondern vor allem eines: Uns Leser dabei unterstützen unser ganz eigenes und persönliches Wofür zu finden! Neben persönlichen Erzählungen erwarten uns daher wertvolle Impulse zur eigenen Sinnfindung und eine methodische Anleitung, die uns dabei helfen möchte unsere Vergangenheit hinter uns zu lassen, um motiviert und zielgerichtet unseren ganz persönlichen Weg in eine selbstbestimmte Zukunft zu beschreiten. Lob & Kritik: Der Autor Ali Mahlodji erzählt in seinem Buch roh …

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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 …

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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 …

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The fear of wasting your time and how I managed to lose it completely

Time. We all know about the concept of time. Every day consists of 24 hours. Every hour has 60 minutes. Every minute has 60 seconds. And most importantly: time never stops. As you are starting to read this blog post, time is passing by every millisecond. Sometimes we notice it because we are used to looking at a clock multiple times a day. On other times its nature that tells us. When the sun sets, we know the evening has arrived. When the sun rises, we know that a new day has begun. Times rules everything. It tells us when we have to get to bed. It tells us when we have to arrive at work. And it for sure tells us, how much free time we have left after returning home. And if you’re an introvert like me, “free time” is the most important part of the day for you. Free time is the most important time of the day for mostly every introvert In my free time I do all the things I …