The Introvert’s Guide To Relaxation

If you consider yourself to be an introvert, it’s entirely plausible that you are in need of some extra relaxation time compared to some extroverts. The nature of introversion is such that an introvert is more likely to feel overwhelmed by an abundance of external stimuli – in fact, this is the defining experience of introversion which distinguishes it. If you know that feeling all too well, you are probably going to need to find some good ways to relax, and that can be surprisingly hard to do. In this article, we are going to discuss just some of the ways in which you can hopefully learn to relax all the more as an introvert, thus improving the quality of your life overall.

 

Do It Alone

Clearly, if you are going to try and relax, you probably want to do it away from people. This is the first thing to think about, but probably it will come naturally enough that you don’t even need to think about it much at all. Regardless, make sure that you are aware of many of the things you can do alone which constitute unwinding time. If you start to look into it, you will see that there are plenty of ways of doing just that. By spending plenty of time alone, you can ensure that you are going to be able to fully relax in just the way you need, so make sure that you find some great solo activities to get involved in for that purpose – whether it’s fishing, reading, or whatever it might be that interests you.

 

Research It

If you are trying something new as a method for relaxing, you might find that it is helpful to research it thoroughly beforehand. Introversion often has a way of making things seem more anxious-invoking than they need to be, and for many introverts a strong way around this is to make sure that you know what you are getting into. So to take an example from above, let’s say that you have decided to go fishing. Make sure you know what you’re doing. What type of fishing line do you use? Where can you go fishing? Knowing the answers will help you to feel prepared, and it’s likely you will be able to relax all the more as a result.

 

Enjoy It

Finally, be sure to enjoy it! If you are so focused on it that you forget to just get lost in the activity, you are probably not going to enjoy it quite as much, so make sure that you are thinking about that as well. Be sure to put yourself into the activity in a way that means you will be able to get a lot out of it, and that you will be able to enjoy it as much as you would hope to. Do that, and you will be able to relax as you would hope to, and lead a life which is much more calming for you individually.

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow