I am an introvert. I am also playful and have found that play is my best way of interacting with the world around me. Most of the time, however, I am in my shell, creating ?
I have learned to turn being an introvert into my strength. My passions and gifts are all infused with superduper introverted magic. Most of my gifts have one thing in common: I can do my work in blissful solitude.
It’s not all perfect. Sometimes it really sucks to be an introvert. I can get completely overwhelmed or drained in groups of people and usually need days to get back to my normal self. But at least during those days I can do my work.
Here are three simple steps for all of you who struggle with being an introvert.
Step 1 – Find your
Step 2 – Find your coping strategies When I get overwhelmed by people or by situations, I go to the bathroom and breathe in deep into the stomach. I then imagine that as I breathe in, I blow up a pretty white balloon around me, and that balloon is keeping me safe from being overwhelmed again. It may sound strange, but for
Step 3 – Find your quietFind that one place, whether it is at home or somewhere outside, where you can be alone for a while, and let your breath be your guide to calm. It needs to be a space where you can feel all yourself. For me it is the space where I sit as I write this, at my wooden desk in my office. I love being here and looking up at my beautiful desk.
What step will you implement to accept and embrace your introvert nature?