All posts tagged: introvert lifestyle

My journey: Learning to accept my introverted personality

Growing up as an introvert in a society that isn’t very appreciative of quiet people wasn’t easy. Knowing that people didn’t accept or like me for who I was – and still am – was tough. Most people found my personality to be VERY odd, to say the least. Barely anyone understood me. I saw it. I heard it. People even told me that right to my face. You can imagine that this alone made me believe all kinds of negative things about myself. Eventually, it even led me to neglect my own personality and forcing myself to be like how people wanted me to be. Even though it made me really upset and didn’t work for me at all, I thought this was the only right way. Unfortunately, this is something many other introverts out there experience as well. Do you recognize yourself? It’s safe to say that most of my life I spend hating myself. No, I was no “special snowflake” or someone who pretended to be so different. I actually was different. So …

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The life of an introvert: An interview with Mike; Photographer & Marketing Manager #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the last 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 third interview of this whole series. If you missed the first two, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe, the Interview with Franziska Marx and the Interview with Maria afterward! Let’s meet today’s guest: Mike! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Mike, I’m 35 years old and my hobbies are photography, reading, graphic designing and cycling. I work as a Marketing Manager. My aspirations are being a writer, photographer, diplomat and humanist. Q: “Have you always known you were an introvert?” A: In 2018, I came to know I was an introvert after taking an MBTI test. Later, that was validated by natal chart and introspection of events from the past that led me to believe that I was introverted. It was interesting yet surreal. Today, it makes …

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The life of an introvert: An interview with Maria; Student & Slow Life Advocate – #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the third 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 third interview of this whole series. If you missed the first two, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe and the Interview with Franziska Marx aftward! Let’s meet today’s guest: Maria! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Maria, I’m 18 years old, and I’ll soon be studying psychology at University. I’ve also been studying music alongside the regular school for eight years now. I live in Portugal. I love sewing – mostly historical fashion and embroidery-, I also love photography, cooking, and reading/ studying. I am also an advocate for a slower and simpler way of living and a fellow introvert! Q: “Have you always known you were an introvert?” A: No, I actually haven’t. For the most part of my life I have not identified myself as an …

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, …

5 Things I wish I knew before as a young introvert

Growing up as an introvert in a society that really didn’t understand that introverted people are allowed to exist without having to fix them wasn’t easy. I always felt like an outcast. Like someone who just didn’t fit in and will never because of my “weird personality.” A personality that felt totally right to me, but everybody else seemed to have a problem with it. I never understood why I was so different – or what made me so different, I just knew that I was. Today, looking back at my self-conscious, shy, and insecure introverted self, I really wished I would be able to time travel to tell myself all the things that I know now… Nonetheless, today I’m sharing with you 5 things I wish I knew when I was a young introvert in my teen years: Your time is sacred. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want you to think that people need to deserve your time and attention. However, what I do want you to know is that you don’t have unlimited …

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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 …

5 reasons why you should love being an introvert

I know that many introverts are currently on their path of self-acceptance and self-love which I totally love. But I also know how hard this can be sometimes, therefore today’s blog post is all about embracing your introverted self! So, in case you’re having a bad day today and/or are just disliking some parts of your introverted personality right now, I hope this little list of reasons to love being an introvert helps you to shift your thinking at least a little bit and makes you become more selfloving of yourself (again). Embracing who you are isn’t always easy, I totally get that (been there, done that), but I know that every little step counts. So we have to do just a little step today and I hope every other step after today will feel a lot easier and lighter in the future. So let’s go! As an introvert, you are… …. naturally very empathic! We are really good at understanding human emotions, and as people who are very sensitive to outside stimulation, we notice …

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 …

3 Things you don’t want to miss out on as an introvert

As I’m a huge introvert myself, I know too well how hard it can be to motivate yourself to leave your house or your room. If there is literally nothing outside of your home that you fancy to see or to experience, why should you want to leave it then? If you are like me, there always has to be a good reason to make you want to leave your house and I can tell you right now, that for me this doesn’t happen often. I will always rather choose to stay at home than going out if I can’t find a good point in doing it otherwise. Assuming you are an introvert yourself reading this right now, you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about! Especially if the room you’re spending the most of your time in is as fully equipped as mine, the reason for leaving it needs to be extra good! And still, here I am today naming you my top 3 favorite things that are all happening outside of your home and that …