This article was written by Melissa Howard of Stopsuicide.info
This world is a loud, bright place that is only getting bigger by the day. In some way, it seems that it’s a world for extroverts, and it can leave introverts feeling overwhelmed.
That’s why it’s so important to find ways to practice self care if you’re an introvert. You need solitude to recharge, and in this world, you must make it happen because it won’t come on its own. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take each day to foster your wellbeing and prevent yourself from becoming drained. Check out these examples from BPD Beautiful!
Self Care Tip #1 – Clean Your Living Environment
There is something so refreshing about a clean atmosphere. Cleaning your home is therapeutic all on its own because it organizes the chaos. And in creating order, you can toss out belongings that bring you negative energy.
As you declutter and clean in the physical realm, there is a natural impact on your mental state and emotions that will adopt the fresh start, and that sense of order can flow into other areas of your life. Take time for routine deep cleans of your living space and weekly or even daily tidying up sessions.
Tip #2 – Chase Down Your Dreams
Trying new things can be overwhelming, especially when it puts you around new people and situations. But don’t let your apprehension stand in the way of your dreams. In this day and age, you can pursue a new career path from the comfort of your home. Attending an accredited online university is an introvert’s dream. You can get just enough change, but not so much that it feels daunting.
If you dream of starting a new career in data analytics or information technology management, there are bachelor’s and master’s programs available to you. Just look for an online school that provides the courses you wish to pursue and offers competitive rates.
Self Care Tip #3 – Start Eating Better
It’s a cliche saying, but true: You are what you eat. Junk food, while momentarily tasty, will make you feel like junk. Avoid sugary foods filled with preservatives and carbohydrates. Try to consume healthy portions of fruits, vegetables, proteins, seeds, nuts, and lean meats. The right foods will give you the energy you need to conquer your day while improving your mood in the process.
Tip #4 – Work Out Solo
Exercise is beneficial to physical health, but it also provides an essential boost to your mood, outlook, and overall mental wellness. If group exercises are not your thing, many solo exercises can captivate your attention, yield physical benefits, and stimulate your brain’s ability to think and process information. Here are some exercises you can try:
Tip #5 – Pick Up Meditation
It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to live in the moment. Technology doesn’t help the situation because it keeps our brains engaged in everything but the present. Mediation can help you focus, calm your mind, and soothe your spirit. Especially if you are overwhelmed, practicing meditation can center you and ground you in the present.
It may feel awkward at first, and you may only be able to do five to ten minutes at first, but if you can make it a habit, you will find your stress levels lowering and your mood elevating. Look to apps or videos to get started, and then develop your own practice.
As an introvert, your needs are different from your extroverted counterparts, and that’s OK. But to flourish like you’re meant to, you must take time alone and find ways to incorporate self care into your daily routine. By following the tips above, you can get off to a great start in improving your overall health and wellbeing. And making time to recharge will get easier and easier!
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