Greeting Perceptive Readers, You may remember this article posted back in 2017. Well, even after the archives it was still placed on Medium
All the same, here it is posted once more for some of your coffee lounge conversation. Have a wonderful day.
Answers for Introverts Featuring Kina Grannis. Also commentary videos by Ratalyst and Susan Cain.
Imagine yourself leaving a small family in a small town in order to explore the big city in hopes of creating a successful life. Before you left home, you were known by people in general as a friendly person to everyone who met you. And as for the people who intimately cared about your welfare, they talked among themselves that you have all your marbles (culture idiom: Your mind can think and reason) for sure. Then your close friends in jest would make the statement, “Too bad there is no way to count them all because I know you are at least one marble short.”
I thought I would give you some time to digest that last statement by using your marbles to get the humor.
Of course, there are days when people just don’t feel themselves, and you are sensitive to this fact. On the bright side of matters, overall, you interacted well with friends and co-workers before you left for the big city. Stable in mind and body.
One year later… you find yourself feeling drained most of the time when engaging in business meetings and luncheons. You enjoy what you are doing, but why when after an hour or two of trade and social events you are totally spent? The people around you are energized; but not you. Those same individuals may have wondered what is wrong with you as a person (personality)?
Still, when you are in private or small settings reading a good book, or having a cup of coffee with one or two friends, you return back to the person everyone knew in the small town a year or so before. The deficit has not only been curtailed, but you are energized on levels where you do your best work. You are also able to help many others the way you did back in your small hometown
Are you an introvert?
The opening of this article is to give you an experience of what some introverts go through. Let’s hear another real life story from the multi-talented musician, actress, and songwriter Kina Grannis. Notice in this Perceptive Readers podcast reading from her diary how she explains what an introvert is; you will most likely remember it ?
Kina Grannis Patreon Page https://www.patreon.com/posts/kina-diaries-7510917
Help with Being an Introvert — Answers for Introverts
Here are two video sources that will help you to manage your energy as an introvert. The brain and emotions do at times become fatigue much like in a way a marathon runner completes twenty-five miles. YOU have to go somewhere and sit (lay) down (eat), do you not?
Though we have the same organs, not everyone is able to run a marathon straight through no matter how hard they train. People have different thresholds because of the way they are physically/chemically made up. Therefore, we listen to our bodies, in this case, our brain and emotions, and we make adjustments for our mental health.
1. The first video is by Ratalyst Answers for Introverts
Introverts | Make The Most Of Your Introversion
Introverts are often misunderstood and judged as being shy. Introversion can actually be a powerful personality type if you harness the benefits! — Ratalyst
2. The power of introverts | Susan Cain Answers for Introverts
“In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world.”
You will be Okay- 3 more relatable articles
“There are times when you need peaceful moments to gather your thoughts. All the advice in the world from many voices will not yield any benefits if we don’t allow the time for the waters of knowledge to seep down into the seed of our hearts. Unencumbered, after receiving the beautiful sunlight of the day a plant will grow; a plant also grows overnight and out of sight; likewise, the knowledge we take in yields wisdom when given time to meditate upon what has been learned in peaceful locations.”
Keep Doing Your Best
The mind, body and spiritual health have always been important because in a direct way it molds/maintains our emotional health.
Allow 2017 to be the year where you keep up the efforts to be balanced in all areas of life. Hey when we continually work on this goal, then no matter what challenges we face in life, we will adjust, adapt, and overcome them with the rewards of the goal of being a whole/sound person. Keep doing the best you can. -Best regards for 2017! AND now in 2020 – Edit by the Author/Writer James Lynch