All posts tagged: Mental Health

What I learned in my first week of quarantine + my tips on how to cope with fear!

I live with my parents (and my younger sister) in a suburban area in Germany, and luckily enough, we are a household full of introverts! Sounds perfect, right? Must be so good when you are forced to self-quarantine with each other, you might think. And I agree with you to a certain extent! We are like every other introvert out there. Each of us loves to spend time alone, preferably at home, while unconsciously avoiding social contact with other people.  We all do have friends and things to do outside of our home like, for example, work, running errands, or going to school or university, but as the introverts that we are, we usually prefer to return home whenever we can just to be by ourselves again. So, whenever I would return home from somewhere myself, I knew everybody else would be at home, too. You can say, that I’m pretty used to having all my family around all the time – it has been like that since my early childhood and never really changed. …

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 …

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 …