Unfortunately, the term introvert is sometimes used in a negative context. But it shouldn’t be. Because, at its core, there’s nothing the least bit negative about introversion.
While our society tends to uphold outgoingness and foreground stimulating social models of recreation, the truth is that an estimated 25%-40% of the world’s population is made up of introverts—people who get their energy from spending time alone.
Introverts are not antisocial. In fact, many introverts have incredible people skills and enjoy socializing and being around others very much. Frequently, however, introverts require some alone time to retreat, recharge, and feel ready to once again engage with others. If you fall closer to the introvert end of the introvert-extrovert spectrum, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
In this post, we’ll explore some healthy and intentional ways that introverts can refill their cup when feeling drained or overwhelmed.
Empower Your Inner Introvert
Instead of apologizing for your introversion or seeing it as a lack, try foregrounding your need for space with positivity and confidence. Build alone time to recharge into your daily or weekly schedule (no need to feel guilty), and don’t be afraid to know your limits, communicate them kindly but clearly to friends and loved ones, and stick to them.
Here are a few possible strategies:
Tips & Strategies
Technology is a wonderful thing. But you know what? Sometimes the constant onslaught of notifications, alerts, and messages can feel intrusive—especially to introverts. If you’re looking for a peaceful opportunity to recharge your social battery, consider starting by turning off your phone and being completely present in the moment.
Meaningful Solo Activities
Just because you’re alone doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting what you need as an introvert. Be intentional about your me time and dedicate yourself to solo activities that feel creative, productive, or relaxing.
Time in Nature
We’re not necessarily talking about climbing mountains (though that’s cool if it’s your thing). Spending time in nature can be as simple as taking a short walk through a local park or sitting in your backyard under a tree. No matter how you choose to do it, prioritizing time outdoors is a beautiful way to find balance.
If you’ve got some alone time, what could be better than taking care of your body? Get your heart rate up with some exercise, stretch your muscles, or pamper yourself with a delightful spa treatment that will leave you relaxed and glowing.
Another important facet of self-care is to clear away the clutter of the day and get in touch with your true self. Consider spending some time engaged in a mindfulness practice or other relaxation techniques.
Bare Body Sugaring
At Bare Body Sugaring, we recognize that many of our clients come to us for a chance to recharge and prioritize their self-care. And we are dedicated to honouring that.
Sugaring can be a rejuvenating experience for introverts and extroverts alike. So, tell us what you hope to get out of your Winnipeg body sugaring appointment, and we’ll be more than happy to accommodate.