Blogmas 17… Introvert Tips This Christmas

For Introverts, Christmas is a hectic time of year. I am an introvert and yet I still love Christmas and all the chaos it brings. It is so important to seek calm moments however, in order to brace ourselves throughout the busy days in December. I thought I would share with you some tips to help you, if you are an introvert, this Christmas. I hope you find this useful!

Say No

When things are too much and various events and gatherings are tiring, don’t feel guilty to say no and politely decline an invitation. At the end of the day, the other person wants what is best for you and they really won’t mind if you put your self-care first.

 

Plan Some Days Alone

Having some self-care days at home on your own or doing one of your favourite activities alone is the best thing to reset the mind. I find I need to book in days in my diary, so they don’t get filled up with other events.

 

Let Other People Do The Talking

I love spending time with chatty people (opposites attract) and so conversations are never awkward. It is nice to let them talk and just be there to listen. They will appreciate it too, having someone to share things with.

 

Watch Some Christmas TV

Christmas TV is the best as it gives that cosy festive feeling. You can also watch it with others, so you are spending time together but not necessary using too much energy. Introverts over think things so too many conversations can be very exhausting.

 

Plan Activities When Meeting People

Activities can be a great thing to do with people you rarely see, as it gives you something to focus on besides talking. Ice skating or wreath making are fun ideas!

 

Do you have any tips for Introverts this Christmas?

A Note from me…

 

This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.

 

This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.

 

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