Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a really hard time understanding- sometimes even respecting- extroverts. They often seem needy (which is the last thing I want to deal with) and the fact that they seem unable to enjoy their own company… just annoys me (infuriates me, concerns me, etc.). Not to mention, most of them think introverts actually want to be more extroverted, which couldn’t be further from the truth- at least for me. If I had to choose one group of people I understand less than anyone else, it would be extroverts.
For years upon years, it was my mission in life to make sure everyone liked me. I stayed quiet in order to not ruffle any feathers or be thought of as “too opinionated.” I either tried to dress trendy or dress incredibly simple in order to blend in. And don’t even get me started on how often I avoided parties.
If you’re a blogger (or anyone who has stuff to get done in life), you’ve probably heard of “batch work.” Supposedly, multi-tasking has been tossed out the door and is no longer something you want to put on your resume. It’s become a huge “no-no” and in its place has stepped “batch work.”
I still remember one particular day like it was yesterday. I was a freshman in college and my mom and siblings had come up to my grandparent’s house (who lived near my college) to see all of us. One of the nights we were there, I locked myself in the same yellow room I always stayed in and the tears I’d been holding in for years finally came pouring out.
I know I’ve mentioned this book a million times, but it’s truly been so helpful for me as an introvert with social anxiety. The author makes a clear distinction between introversion and social anxiety and tells you how you can stay your introverted self while stepping out of your comfort zone to conquer social anxiety! It’s well written, fun to read, and very informative!
I’m honestly so excited about this post! A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys (on Twitter) if you’d be interested in me testing out different subscription boxes under $10 and I got a resounding “yes!” I’ve always been intrigued by subscription boxes. There’s something so exciting about not knowing what cool products you’re going to be opening up. So, of course, I loved having a reason to buy 5 of them.
Have you ever had one of those days where there’s a million and one things on your “to do” list but you have absolutely ZERO motivation to accomplish any of them? Yeah, same. Heck, I’ve even had those days turn into weeks… even months! Sometimes life is just tough and it seems like there’s no hope for getting out of the rut you’re in.
We share three of the same letters, yet the one we don’t share makes a world of difference. We’re both introverted, feeling, and judging but my husband has the sensing trait, while I, on the other hand, am more intuitive. There’s also a lot more that goes into how each type is made up (more than 4 little letters), but I do find the difference in one of our letters intriguing.
Whether you’re PMSing or just in need of a little “pick-me-up,” here are a few things I’m grateful for that can hopefully make you stop and think about what you’re grateful for, as well. This is as much for me as it is for you (cause I’m definitely in need of writing out a gratitude list) but I do truly hope this can inspire you to create your own list (or at least think of some of the things you’re grateful for!)