To some, my subject title might sound a bit dramatic. However I’m pretty sure many of my fellow introverts can very much relate in one way or another. And to be honest like anything in life it very well can get dramatic if introverted needs are neglected for too long. I’m talking an internal crippling fetal position in some corner shutting down kind of severity. SO being an introvert as well as a lover of all things peaceful, preventing dramatic flares has become a priority in my life.
I have definitely always been an introvert. And quite frankly pretty darn happy about it too. Seriously, my introverted self is the comfiest place ever. But because there is only room for me you will just have to take my word for it. 😉
Now for us introverts reoccurring me time, alone time, no-one else time is a MUST. It is our recharging station. It’s where we check in with self, collect thoughts, regroup, evaluate, all that good stuff. It is not uncommon for introverts to give of themselves whole heartedly, deeply, and selflessly. Not to say extraverts don’t, but since introverts are often self soothers the need to recharge alone is huge. Otherwise we lose sight of our self, become handicapped, and can then no longer be productive and purposeful.
So in those times whenever I become withdrawn, seem uninvolved, or perhaps drop off the face of the earth for a bit try not to take it personal. I will be back good as new. Please don’t be upset or feel neglected. Trust me you are on my mind. Please don’t give up on me. Because in the end it truly is all about you and how I can be the best me for you.
I have found making time for little recharge moments throughout my week has been key to a more balanced and productive lifestyle. Below are my “Me Time” go-to’s:
* Getting Outside – Whether it’s sitting on my patio or a walk around the block instant recharge takes place. I consider it my quick fix. This is my favorite time to chat with God. It truly is the most satisfying feeling ever!
* Visit Local Farmer’s Markets – I don’t know what it is about this scene that makes me so happy, but it does. Perhaps it helps me feel closer to my family history in farming.
* Music – Sitting somewhere with Frank Sinatra or Billy Holiday Pandora serenading me with a glass of wine in hand.
* Gardening – I find gardening very therapeutic. I just really love it…when it’s not 100 degrees outside of course!
* Antiquing/Thrifting – I love browsing through pieces that have a past.
* A quiet solo lunch – Preferably sushi and outdoors.
To be honest it feels a little strange explaining myself to the world in a blog post. Especially since on top of being an introvert I am also quite private. And private people are notorious for seeing no need to “explain” ourself. 😉 But it’s been on my mind A LOT over the last 9 months since I have started blogging. While blogging in so many ways is ideal for the introvert, there are quite a bit of extravert tactics we have to tap into in order to connect. I have been working hard to understand when and how to nurture necessary recharges so that I can continue a solid consistency with my family and readers. It feels good to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much for your continued support for me and Textures of Grace.
I am eternally grateful for you being here.
Are you an introvert or extravert? How do you recharge?
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