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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 …

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 …

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 …