Overstay in Solitude
Hello, introverts and fellow lovers of solitude! If you know me already, you know how much I love my alone time. However, today I am here to remind you that introverts have to be conscientious of that line where alone time becomes isolation. Basically, we can’t live like hermits (sigh). Let’s get into that more on today’s episode.
Even though it is an introvert’s strength to be able to reflect and retreat into ourselves, overuse becomes a weakness – just like anything else.
So, my introverted advice for today: Make sure that you aren’t spending too much time in your own heads. Doing so can cause the following:
Ideas can languish and you can accidentally go off on mental tangents.
You can experience creative paralysis from having too many ideas.
Isolation and depression can get a hold of you quick.
You may lose perspective.
You lose personal connections, whether it be online or in person.
Here is another important thing to know: Keeping to yourself too much may cut you off from opportunities! I once went to an event a friend told me about. My friend ended up not going but I pushed myself to attend, and guess what? It opened up so many doors for me and my business! That day, I found out about other events, as well as engaged in some good ol’ in-person networking. Those opportunities would have been missed if I had stayed home in my introvert’s bubble (ha hah!). If that isn’t proof to be semi-social, I don’t know what is!
So, my reminder is to remember to grow inwardly as well as building and maintaining relationships with friends and families. Being inside your head too long can make you too set in your ways or too analytical, rather than able to see situations for face-value.
The Internet may have all of the answers, but remember that you can’t do it alone all of the time. You have to reach out and allow yourself to be reached out to. Being inside your head too long can make you too set in your ways or too analytical, rather than able to see situations for face-value. Maintain your balance, of course, but don’t let yourself become too isolated. Of course, introvert’s all enjoy solitude, but there comes a time when you just have to come out of your shell.