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24 things I’ve learned in 24 years as an introvert

Today is my birthday!  And because I’m officially turning 24 today (everybody seems to think I’m a lot younger!), I wanted to take a moment to share with you 24 things I’ve learned in the last 24 years as an introverted young woman in this world. May this inspire you to never stop growing and take every chance you can get to make yourself happy during this life! 1. It’s okay to worry and overthink, but you can alter the direction of your thoughts! “What can I learn from this? What’s an alternative right now? Can I change my situation?” 99% of the time, focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel helps so much. 2. Your words matter so much more than you think! More so, the words you hesitated to speak and never ended up saying out loud are the words with the most meaning and also the ones that should’ve been spoken. 3. Start looking for the beauty within yourself! This goes beyond your looks. Look deeper! Your personality is what makes you beautiful, …

Introverted Characters in Movies & TV Shows 📽

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 …

Why where you live matters as an introvert (and HSP)

This probably doesn’t come to you as a surprise considering my website’s name (and on every other social media platform), but let me say it anyway: I’m german 🙂 And you might have already guessed it, I also live in Germany. More specifically, I live in the south of Germany, somewhere quite a bit outside of Bavaria’s biggest city Munich. And let me tell you, I’m so incredibly glad about the location I live in. Far away from the city, but also close enough that going to the city doesn’t take longer than an hour. (In case I need to be there for some reason.) After getting to know myself better and better over the past years and learning about my introversion and highly sensitive nature, I’m incredibly thankful that I don’t live in or too close to the city. And to be honest with you… the happier I become in my own skin, the more I actually crave to move away even more. Funny enough, it hasn’t always been this way! When I was a teenager, …

CBD: My experience as an Introvert, HSP & Migraineur + why I use it regularly

AD | Werbung I first started to use CBD Oil about around 5 months ago. After debating about taking it for a little while, I managed to build up the courage to give it a go for the first time. Yes, I was a little bit concerned at the beginning, to be honest. I’ve been hearing so many different things about CBD online that made me a little bit unsure about it, nonetheless, I decided that I need to try it to see if it’s something for me. It didn’t take long for me to start doing my research, and by the end of the month, I ordered my first ever bottle of CBD mouth oil online. And honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! How does CBD work? The body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a major role in your body’s central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors co-ordinate several functions in your body like, for example, …

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 …

Welcome fall! 🌻 Why I love fall & how I make the most of it as an introverted homebody

It’s September, dear introverts – my most favorite season of the year is back! And of course, I’m celebrating the arrival of this beautiful season by drinking freshly made herbal tea, wearing fuzzy socks, and binge-watching my favorite Halloween themed tv show episodes. Have I already mentioned how much I actually love fall? 😉 As an introvert, fall is my most favorite season for two reasons: I don’t have to feel guilty for staying inside Firstly, people finally stop making us introverts feel bad for preferring to spend our time inside at home rather than outside in public places. The weather is getting colder every day, and pretty much no one actually enjoys cold temperatures. Therefore, wanting to stay inside all day long rather than walking around outside in the cold, especially while it rains, is socially acceptable. Love that! People start to focus more on solo activities And secondly, the people will start to rediscover the joy of indulging in solo activities like reading books, watching TV shows or movies, and playing video games …

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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 …

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 make and maintain new friendships as an introvert

As I’m living the life of an introvert myself, I know from my own experience how hard it can be to make friends. Real friends. Those you can count on whenever something happens, who are there for when you need their help or advice and who would always have your back if you’re in a situation. Not that those situations would happen, since most of us introverts usually live a very calm and settled life but – you know – just in case! Who wouldn’t want to have a reliable friend like that?  Growing up as the introverted kid that I was (and still am), I definitely struggled with finding the right people and becoming friends with them! I used to be a very shy and reserved kind of person which – guess what – wasn’t really the easiest foundation to make any kind of friendships but I eventually figured it out and found a way around it. So here I am today, explaining to you how to make real friends and connections yourself so …

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 …