Hugging Into Your Next Blog Post Could Be What You Need

My motivation for this post seemed about as low as the day I had to drive our 1970 Chevy Nova on fumes. This low fuel situation is a must when transporting a car for an automobile auction.

But when you are a blogger, you sometimes do have to add fuel from outside yourself.

Let me tell you, I tossed around idea after idea on paper, in my notes, in my meditations and even on a walk in the hot weather we are having.

Maybe introverts and extrovert could agree about certain rules of hug etiquette? But I could be wrong! And that might make for an upcoming post.

Instead, let me tell you:

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 11, from #Introvert Inspirer

As I was reviewing these specially selected posts for your consideration my first aha was, “Even though too much coffee affects the introvert brain more than extrovert brain, we might need more for a 30 days straight blogging challenge.”

Two disconnected blog posts meeting point!

So just for fun now.

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 11, from #Introvert Inspirer

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Are You Ready for the Benefits of Unplugging?

We’re all so tied up daily with our technology, our screens. There are smartphone texts and social media, computer, tablet, and television.

Do we think of life without them? As an introvert over dependence on these technology tools can get in the way of my preference for a quiet mind.

As much as I’ve discussed with my husband the possibility of us taking a no screen day holiday, just one day, he is not sold.

No computer.

No TV.

No tablets. Book or Kindle allowed.

No SMS on phone — only calls.

I’ve been researching the idea looking for some benefits that communicate, “What’s in it for him.” The ideas are still percolating before I talk with him again about it.

Then I wondered if you …

Are You Ready for the Benefits of Unplugging?

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Shhh …. How the Quiet Revolution is Growing

I learned I was more introverted when I was about 40 years old. I completed the MBTI during a management retreat, and it rated me as an INTJ. My Italian family didn’t believe me although no one likely knew what introverted meant. Family and friends assumed I was a shy but often brassy Italian girl from Long Island.

“Oh dear, this means my sales career is over,” was my first thought.

Seriously, I was close to the top of my game being just promoted to sales manager. I had no idea this was a career path not to be traveled by introverts let alone to be successful in it. Guess those executive recruiters didn’t know much about this at that time?

Discovering my quieter nature explained so much to me. I had a flashback to my Italian family traditions. “That’s it. They were always my encouragers to speak up.” That would likely make for another interesting post about growing up as an Italian, who’s more of an introvert.

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Are You Aware of 3 Mistakes Keeping You in the Desert-like Introvert Conversation?

Is it lack of confidence? Maybe you don’t have an interest? Could it be you are afraid of some failure? Call it what you want but we can often make conversation mistakes because of anxiousness or anxiety about ourselves, rather than not taking full advantage of who we are authentically.

My husband and I took a desert tour in Arizona a few years ago. Some tips on making it out alive if you had to can also help us out of any introvert desert-like conversation. Not paying attention to what we might consider doing differently next time can keep up feeling like we’re in that desert.

Do you have actions you do even though you don’t “feel” like it? Maybe you are thinking of making your bed – you do it, but you aren’t all into it. Or you think of doing laundry and – you aren’t all into it either, but you do it. Well, then you know how to get from the desert to an oasis.

Let’s avoid a panic over these fears.

Are You Aware of 3 Mistakes Keeping You in the desert-like Introvert Conversation?

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