As a true INFJ, I have discovered that it is of the utmost importance to have some Introvert time on a regular basis. Now yes it is true that I do have some Extrovert tendencies, but at my core I am an introvert. About a year ago, I decided to make some changes in my life and lifestyle. My husband and I embarked on a journey to be healthier and fit. Since that journey began, and has been tremendously paying off, our lives have taken a serious upswing in our social and family activities. I LOVE it, especially the ability to participate in more activities with my kids. The only problem I have had is that with all of this social and family activity, I seem to have people around me “extreme extrovert style” on a regular basis. OMG, I have NEVER had this many people this often in my space.
I had to take a moment to step back and unplug to figure out why I felt so drained, moody, and seemingly unhappy. What I found was while my new social life has truly been fun, it had become very draining for me. I know it sounds like I just contradicted myself, but I really didn’t. See, I get most of my creative thinking, ideas, meditation, and problem solving done during my quiet introvert time. I absolutely love my family and friends, and I most certainly love to spend time with them. However, when I don’t take time to feed my introvert I yet again render myself unproductive and ultimately unhappy. So the solution I have discovered is balance.
As always, I thank you for stopping by. Remember today is a great day to make a positive impact in the lives of those around you, and don’t forget to Be Friendly, Show Favor, and Give Love.