Introvert: Are Your Tendencies or You in Charge?

Are you guilty of using your introversion as your Achilles heel or an excuse for not doing something?

Most recently I published a post on LinkedIn about why we might be better off not knowing we are more introverted.

Then my thinking continued to how to use what we know to be true of us to create our reality.

Stated another way, people tend to create their outer world because it’s how thoughts and feelings bounce around inside of them.

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 7, from #Introvert Inspirer

Once a week I post some of my favorite blog posts. In the spirit of what we have in common as different personality types I am confident even if you are more extroverted, that some of this week’s posts will be of interest to you.

Social media and trust.

SEO with Google and Twitter.

Living minimally – wow is this inspiring.

Managing the feeling of overwhelm.

Gratitude – if you already practice daily gratitude like I do, this will reinforce the habit. If you have not yet, the proof is waiting for you now.

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Managing a Conference the #Introvert Way

It’s been a number of years since I attended a conference. Because I love connecting in-person with people I meet online it was exciting to learn from Jacqueline Gum about the PubSense Summit(TM).

Authors.

Publishers.

Agents.

Distribution.

Industry leaders all in one place from March 22 to March 24.

Managing a conference the #introvert way.

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 5, from #Introvert Inspirer

This is week five of my favorite blog posts from the week. My aim is to share what I found highly useful, and what might most interest you based on what I presume we have some common interest.

From whatever I read in the blogosphere I mostly look for:

  • inspiration,
  • new ideas (for me) and
  • business,
  • spirituality,
  • health and fitness, and
  • psychology.

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How To Reduce Your Health Risk with Sitting Disease

Who would know synchronicity would play into my blogging about sitting disease to the point that I am now considering a standing desk!

The short story about me now researching the right standing desk comes from a circuitous route from my annual physical exam and then, over to my chiropractor.

It turns out my back is now in another stage of degenerative back disease. In my evaluation this is not a mind-body cure. I could be wrong about this. My chiropractor said if standing more as my plan one is, doesn’t get more relief, he highly recommends, you guessed it – a standing desk. So if you are one with neck or back problems this last post in this series could provide you some ideas.

How To Reduce Your Health Risk with Sitting Disease

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5 Top Weekly Blogposts from Introvert Inspirer

With so many interesting blogs this week, of course there would be some related to the more introverted.

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In defiance of the label for labels sake, there are of course other topics of interest beyond our type style for me.

Blogging,

Social media.

What’s going on in our world. And of course more.

Maybe you have interest in some of these topics as well.

We are all multi-dimensional and so if we follow blogs, my guess is our reading interest isn’t all on one side of the scale of personality type with so much to choose from. Here are my favorites.

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How Do You Manage Your Introvert Kryptonite?

In 2013 one of my articles appeared at Geek’s Guide to People Skills. Let’s get down to business with it!

Mark Dykeman, an online blogger who no longer maintains his Mighty Introvert Blog, has an appropriate metaphor for what happens to the introvert in groups or parties after a while. He says that too much of other people is like kryptonite for introverts: the Kryptonite fictional element is from the Superman tale. In the tale, kryptonite is created from the remains of Superman’s native planet of Krypton, and has detrimental effects on Superman and other Kryptonians.

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Want to Double Your Resolution and Habit Success?

When it comes to mastering new habits, are you an upholder like me?

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how important it is to know our energy preferences – more introverted or more extroverted – for better self-care, interpersonal communication and more.

Gretchen Rubin says she, “… created the Four Tendencies framework during my research into habits for my book, Better Than Before.”

If we want to change our habits, we first have to know ourselves.

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#Introvert Blog Choices for the Week

Sometimes I think I likely missed something important in the way of blog information posted during a week. Other times, I just know, the blogs I meant were just right for me at the time. Still other times, then along comes a blog recommended by a friend and wouldn’t you know it, I have to read – just one more blog post!

These are some of my favorite readings this week. Take what you like and ignore what you don’t.

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Is Sitting Down Too Much an Invitation for Chronic Conditions and Disease?

In my first post about Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday? The focus was on research results unfolding that conclude – sitting is bad for us.

Many readers agreed with my basic premise: we may benefit more from living our life in moderation instead of a blanket belief of all health scares.

Cases in point:

  • Coffee is bad one year, good years later.
  • Eggs cholesterol is bad one year, found not to affect us the way originally believed in subsequent years.
  • Nuts in the past were bad for us what with all their fat. Of late, they help to reduce likelihood of heart disease and high blood pressure.

Most recently, a few headlines are calling sitting too much the new smoking. Yikes smoking! As a former smoker decades ago, this reframing caught my attention. After all we know beyond doubt that this is one habit proven to be deadly.

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