Stories about your introversion

“As an introvert, you have several stories about your introversion. Many of them are riddled with shame and guilt. It’s time to let go of those stories and make way for a new tale to be written – one of more compassion. More love.”

“There’s nothing wrong with you if you need to choose your words carefully… if you don’t like small talk, if you prefer to dive deep.”

Michaela Chung of Introvert Spring.

Get her free ebook “100 Introvert Questions.”

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Energy Management 101

“It’s really hard to avoid the temptation to pack our days as full as possible in order to get everything that needs doing done. Giving in to that temptation will exhaust anyone – but it’s especially problematic if you’re introverted.”

Tanja Gardner. – Follow link to learn about her program “Energy Management 101″

Quotes are from her Blog post “3 techniques for introverted business owners to overcome overscheduling and reclaim their energy”, Sept 23, 2014. [Good advice even if you aren't an entrepreneur.]

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Emotional Health Resources

As highly sensitive creators, many of us engage in creative expression to help manage and make use of strong emotions.

Psychologist Cheryl Arutt comments: “Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity…Finding ways to maintain that optimal zone where we are neither under- or over-stimulated allows us to use our minds to respond rather than to react. The greater access you maintain to yourself, the richer and broader your array of creative tools.”

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Letting Go of Perfectionism

Tal Ben Shahar, Ph.D. notes:

“We are constantly bombarded with perfection. Adonis on the cover of Men’sHealth and Helen on the cover of Vogue; women and men getting together on the larger-than-life screen, resolving conflicts in two hours or less, delivering perfect lines, making perfect love…”

He taught one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history, on Positive Psychology, and is author of The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life.

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