All posts tagged: Introversion

Introverted Characters in Movies & TV Shows đź“˝

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 …

My New Year’s Resolutions & Hopes for 2021 đźŽ‡

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 …

The German Introvert walking along a field of sunflowers

3 Signs you might not be a real introvert – maybe you’re an extrovert or ambivert?🤷‍♀️

As an introvert, I know what it feels like to be one. I was born an introvert, and I will most certainly die an introvert as well. It’s nothing that changes over time or that I can influence to change. So, you could say, at this point, I’m quite sure that there is no way I will ever experience what it feels like not to be an introvert. (Scary thought that there are people who don’t know what it feels like, huh?) As an introvert, I’m quite sure I know how most introverts feel like deep inside. I know from my own experience where particular behavior comes from, and I think I can kind of predict it as well, thanks to my knowledge in psychology. I don’t believe that people don’t have a free will – even an introvert can behave totally differently to their personality if they want to. Still, I think that most of us have specific behaviorism in common, making it easy to tell us from extroverts apart. Have you been mistyping …

How to make to-do lists work for you as an introvert & HSP

One of the things that are highly prioritized in our society is” productivity“. No matter if at home or work, getting the most done in the shortest time is the goal for many in most cases. It’s all about ticking the most off your to-do lists: to satisfy your boss, to give yourself the validation of being a hard-working and successful part of society, and to earn yourself your well deserved time off afterward. In a society that is extrovert-oriented and very achievement-focused, people who can’t finish their to-do lists very quickly are often seen as “lazy” and “unsuccessful” people. Lazy people who aren’t dedicated and willing enough to work hard every day will never be successful because they need too much time to finish their tasks. Those who can’t keep up with the pace of everyone else are looked down on, and are often being called out for not giving 110% — all day and every day.” Time is money”. Why daily to-do lists usually don’t work for highly-sensitive introverts As an introvert and HSP, …

Melatonin: A lifesaver for introverts with sleeping problems?

Ever had a night where you could barely fall asleep? Where you spent hours trying to calm your body down while watching your thoughts going back and forth on a topic you thought you’d had already forgotten about? If you answered this with a loud yes, please keep on reading, because I might have found the perfect solution to your sleeping problem! But first, let me tell you a bit about my past experiences with sleep… Like pretty much everyone in my family, I’ve always struggled with falling asleep. This started already when I was just beginning to go to school and hasn’t changed ever since. I’m 22 now and still can’t manage to fall asleep like the average person and struggle with it a lot to this very day. My struggles during the nights as an introvert I’m one of those people who suffer from a very active brain during the nights. While my body is already done for the day, and my eyes are getting more tired every hour, my brain isn’t nearly …

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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 …

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Rezension: “Entdecke dein WofĂĽr” von Ali Mahlodji

Die Basis-Infos: Titel: Entdecke dein WofĂĽr: 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 FlĂĽchtlingskind und Schulabbrecher zum Unternehmer und EU-Jugendbotschafter. Eine Reise, die neben Schicksalsschlägen und einigen HĂĽrden auch sehr viele wertvolle Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen mit sich gebracht hat, die der Autor diesem Buch in ĂĽber 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 unterstĂĽtzen unser ganz eigenes und persönliches WofĂĽr 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 …

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. …

Rezension: “Entfalte was in dir steckt” von Sigrid Engelbrecht (Hörbuch)

Die Basis-Infos: Dauer: 2 Std 20 Min (2 CDs) Gelesen von: Jutta Ribbrock Kategorien: Ratgeber, LebensfĂĽhrung Verlag: Argon Verlag GmbH Erscheinungsdatum: 25.9.2014 Preis: 14,95 € Sprecher: Jutta Ribbrock hat eine sehr angenehme und freundliche Lesestimme. Die Aussprache ist klar und deutlich. Die Sprechpausen wurden an den richtigen Stellen gesetzt und das Sprechtempo war ĂĽber das gesamte Hörbuch hinaus ideal. Ich habe ihr sehr gerne zugehört! Inhalt: Sigrid Engelbrecht spricht mit diesem Hörbuch ein Thema an, dass vermutlich viele Menschen beschäftigt, vor allem aber diejenigen, die in der Arbeitswelt als auch im Privatleben oftmals zurĂĽck stecken und häufiger als gewollt im Schatten anderer Menschen untergehen. In diesem Hörbuch geht es vor allem um eines: Wie wir Menschen unsere eigenen Stärken erkennen können, lernen mit unseren Schwächen umzugehen und uns nicht mehr länger davor scheuen unser volles Potenzial auszuschöpfen! Dieses Praxishörbuch möchte dazu motivieren sich selbst und seine Fähigkeiten aus einem neuen, positiveren Blickwinkel zu sehen. Dazu gehört das Entdecken unserer oft verborgenen Talente und das Entfalten von Persönlichkeitsaspekten, die wir in uns tragen, jedoch oft nicht …

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 …