Introversion

Manage your Energy as a Sensitive Introvert …

Posted on July 25th, 2017.
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Do you ever feel overwhelmed and guilty at the same time?

Guilty that you ‘should’ be able to get more done in a day?

Guilty that you’ve fallen behind ^again^?

As sensitive introverts it’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed, with our energy fragmented – our internal and external environment can throw up all sorts of obstacles in our way.

This prevents us from feeling peaceful and calm, and makes ‘getting stuff done’ in our business even harder.

We can become overwhelmed by our inner critic, our inner perfectionist, even our own ‘rules’ about what we ‘should’ be able to do in a day.

External factors like the amount of noise around us (too little?, too much?) the temperature and the views/opinions of others can tip us over the edge into overwhelm.

When what you really want is peace, tranquility AND to be able to get stuff done – what’s the solution ?

But wait, there’s more!


What is an introvert? Debunking the myths and taking back our power.

Posted on January 31st, 2017.
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What is an introvert?

There are many misconceptions about what it means to be an introvert, including that we don’t like socialising, we’re quiet because we don’t have anything interesting to say, and we’re generally boring to be around.

In this article I aim to debunk some of these myths and give an introvert’s answer to the question:

“What is an introvert?”

The terms ‘Introvert’ and ‘Extrovert’ were coined originally by Carl Jung in 1921. Jung said introverts are drawn to the inner world of thoughts and feelings, and recharge their batteries by being alone. Extroverts recharge by being with people.

It’s taken me a long time to be able to stand up and proudly call myself an introvert. For most of my adult life I’ve felt ashamed and in denial about being labelled an introvert – as if it was somehow a dirty word.

I know that I find some things very challenging that other people find easy, such as …

  • thinking on their feet/answering questions ‘off the top of their head’,
  • being witty and engaging with a group of complete strangers, or
  • being able to thrive with lots of daytime socialising (not to mention thoroughly enjoying and being really effective at networking events).

All of these things I’ve labelled in my head as lacking and somehow not quite ‘measuring up’ to the ideal.

Is that you too?

But wait, there’s more!