Introversion Life Advice

7 Things Well Balanced Introverts Always Do

Well balanced introverts are highly aware of their social energy. They guard it with their life and implement strategies to ensure it remains protected! Failing to remain balanced could negatively impact our work or personal life and quite frankly we don’t have time for that! If we’re out chasing our goals as BOLD INTROVERTS we need to do all we can to ensure we put our best foot forward!

Every. Single. Time!

So, I’ve put together 7 things well balanced introverts do. I actually apply these 7 things to my own life and it helps me manage being a wife, mother and content creator for this blog!

1. They turn on their ‘Do Not Disturb’ at 9pm

10:30pm is about the average time most people go to bed. In the hour or so before you go to sleep you should start relaxing your mind. Research has found that using your smartphone close to bedtime can significantly reduce your quality of sleep. That’s why I suggest setting your ‘Do not disturb’ function on your phone around 9pm. This function stops all notifications, messages and calls coming through, unless it’s from a priority contact (which you can set). By doing this it allows your brain to unwind and for you to focus on yourself. Plus, it stops people from interrupting you while you read your favourite book or write in your journal.

Suggestion: If you’re struggling to part ways with your phone there are some cool apps such as Mute and Moment that help reduce phone usage! 

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2. Regularly schedules alone time

The same way you schedule coffee dates and meetings. You should also block out time in your calendar for ‘alone time’. These are sacred moments that allow you to process your day or plan ahead for the next day. It’s your much-needed recharge time and if you’re an entrepreneur or juggling employment and a side hustle you’ll need all the down time you can get!

Schedule yourself first, then fit everyone else in afterwards!

3. Regularly declines invitations to events that don’t interest them

There’s nothing worse than going to an event that doesn’t interest you! Dragging yourself out the house to sit at a party or gathering that drains you even from the thought is a tough experience to go through. Sometimes as introverts, especially INFJs we may feel the pressure to attend an event because we don’t want to ‘let the person down’ or we ‘don’t want people to think poorly of us’. When in reality, that person actually doesn’t expect everyone to turn up and on the night the party will still go ahead without you.

A great way to decline an invitation is simply saying ‘I won’t be able to make it, sorry’. No explanation needed. No justification. Just straight and to the point, because it’s the truth. You can’t make it. You have a scheduled appointment with your cup of tea and book. It sounds crazy, but that’s how you have to think about it!

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4. Surrounds themselves with low maintenance friends

I don’t think anybody particularly likes a needy person, but especially for introverts. Well balanced introverts ensure they don’t have friends that need constant ‘check ins’. Low maintenance friends are the ones you may speak to 3 times a year and when you do it’s not awkward. They are fully appreciative of the time they’re spending with you and you’re both enjoying the moment and enjoying each other’s company. It’s important for introverts to have friendships like this to ensure they remain well balanced. Having a high maintenance or needy friend may force you to interact at times that you would rather not!

You deserve people in your life that are both accepting and caring of your introverted nature.

5. Prioritises sleep! 8 hours at least!

Introverts get overstimulated easier than extroverts and the best way to recharge with no distractions is to…well sleep! This ‘no days off culture’ has become quite damaging for people, especially for introverts. Our bodies were not designed to work 24/7. There are so many benefits to sleep and we were designed to rest and work. However, if you are ambitious, you may sometimes feel this pressure to work around the clock. But, prioritising your sleep is the best gift you could give to yourself as an introvert. So make time for it!

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6. Has an outlet to express themselves

Now I was going to write journaling here but I can’t assume that every introvert likes to write. Some introverts may express themselves through song or art. Whatever form of expression you prefer, make sure you do it! Introverts may be less likely to communicate their true feelings verbally. We may not be able to find the right words to communicate our ideas. So finding other ways to express ourselves really helps us to remain balanced.

That’s why a well-balanced introvert forms the habit of releasing their emotions and thoughts. Harbouring emotions, essentially buries them alive! Eventually, they’ll resurface and it may not be in the way you want to! So make sure you express yourself!

I think the below quote from Amanda from Real Mom blog and also one of our BOLD INTROVERTS sums it up nicely!

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7. Does different activities in their alone time

Yes, you might like reading, but it’s good to change things up. As a BOLD INTROVERT you’ll always have the appetite to learn new things anyway, so why not learn some new ‘introverted’ things to keep you occupied. Why not pick up puzzles? colouring for grown ups? or even Zumba?

Doing something new keeps the brain sharp and it stops you from getting bored doing the same thing.


So there you have it! 7 things well balanced introverts always do! Why don’t you go ahead and start applying these to your life! I guarantee it will make a difference!

Do you have any more tips? Share them below


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Writer. Entrepreneur. Content Creator. Wife. Mother & Founder of Quietly Ambitious and all round BOLD introvert! You'll probably catch me with a cup of tea in one hand and typing with the other. Not ideal I know *slurps*

10 comments on “7 Things Well Balanced Introverts Always Do

  1. This is a great post! I take great pleasure in declining invites, I agree that self-preservation is a must. I love the sound of the Mute and Moment apps, but they’re only for iPhones. Can you recommend an android alternative?

    • Thanks Annika. Glad you enjoyed it. Moment will be available on Android soon but there are others available now called ‘Offtime’ and ‘Quality Time’! Haven’t used them myself but they received good reviews!

  2. As an introvert, I agree with each and every one of these things. Declining invites is so satisfying. I definitely need to check out Mute and Moment apps, because I get irked when my phone rings late at night because of an email or something that isn’t important to check immediately. And yes, 8 hours of sleep is a must!

    • Another tip would be putting your phone in a separate room before bed. I’ve started doing this and I find my quality of sleep is a lot better! Agreed 8 hours is an absolute must ! Thanks for stopping by 😀

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  5. Can 100% relate! Great article 🙂 I’m one of those people than does just fine in social situations, but would much rather be at home alone, with my partner or to hang out with just one friend over a coffee rather than a big group in a bar (nope!).

    I guess I hadn’t necessarily seen myself as an introvert before, I guess because I ‘prefer’ to be alone/ with few people rather than ‘need’ to, but having read your post I can’t help but feel positively identified with it

    I regularly decline invites (until people realise inviting me is a waste of time anyway!), I’ve never been a partier, I love my alone time to be creative, make music and of course to express myself on my blog, and I really value my sleep! I also can’t deal with high-mantainance friends, which is why I’ve never had any! My lasting friendships are pretty chilled, self-sufficient semi-introverted types too.

    I think exercise could be another to add to the list too, as I’d much rather go for a run with my music in the morning than meet up with someone for coffee!

    • Thank you! And thank you for your comment. I’m glad you can relate. You definitely sound like a BOLD INTROVERT! You’re not ashamed of your introversion and you’re quite happy declining invites. Throughout my life I’ve had to learn this trait! I would force myself to go along to these events just because I didn’t want to feel ‘left out’ and each time I would regret it!

      But you sound like you’re already on the right track!

      Thanks for stopping by! Going to check out your blog now 😊

  6. This is so refreshing! As an introvert, so much of the “should do” things I hear from people are to try to make me more extroverted – “you should go to that party”, “you should get involved in x”. Your list is things I actually want to do, that fit who I am. Thank you for this.

    • Hi Clare. That’s probably because it was written by extroverts!

      From a very introverted woman to another. You absolutely NEED your alone time! Never feel guilty for it

      Thanks for stopping by ☺️
      Natalie

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