Top Ten 2015 Actually Revealing Blogposts for #Introverts

The New Year is just ahead. If it’s helpful for us as bloggers, looking back to discover what has worked for our blogging can be either a surprise or validation. Let me share with you a mix of the best, the better and the worst of my blog posts. Fortunately the worst is on my own blog and not on a guest blog post.

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Top Ten 2015 Actually Revealing Blogposts for #Introverts

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After New Years Eve: Celebrate January 2 as Introvert Day

Happy Introvert Day started in 2008 with an article entitled the same.

Then, National Introvert Day came on the scene January 2 2011. It’s a perfect place to be on the calendar with all the happenings of the winter holiday season. Either way, this introvert holiday is still in its infancy, as might be a global understanding of what it means to be someone more introverted.

if you’re up for another holiday, one that’s more quiet, then …

After New Years Eve: Celebrate January 2 as Introvert Day

What’s your perfect idea of celebrating Introvert Day? Oh I bet I know! It’s likely going to be a relaxed, quiet, alone and recharging kind of day.

We’ll each be different in the specific since few of us are totally introverted or extroverted. The key is to use this day after all of the holiday season to honor who you are, not what you think the rest of the world might expect of you. We already do enough of that through most of the year.

What about getting ready for the New Year with those resolutions? If you make them. That’s going to take some mental energy. Physical or mental energy is something we more introverted cherish.

How about taking your introverted self to new heights in 2015? One of my connections on LinkedIn told me he was looking forward to doing just that!

Or maybe you just want to take time to appreciate yourself as you are.

Whether you plan a day alone, partially alone or for the more extroverted, with others, National Introvert Day will be a day to expand your awareness of just what energizes you.

Figure out how you want to celebrate this day. Here’s a few ideas to kick things off and please, like an idea, comment or add your own way to celebrate to the list:

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Celebrate January 2 as Introvert Day

Happy Introvert Day started in 2008 with an article entitled the same. Then, National Introvert Day came on the scene January 2 2011. It's a perfect place to be on the calendar with all the happenings of the winter holiday season. Either way, this introvert holiday is still in its infancy, as might be a global understanding of what it means to be someone more introverted.
1

Take a walk outside.

Dec 28, 2014
Take a walk outside.

Getting outside for a walk alone, or just a friend not the neighborhood walking group, will be great exercise, lift your spirits and renew your energy. It's not a hike or a marathon. It's just getting in touch with nature.

2

Reflect, meditate.

Dec 28, 2014
Reflect, meditate.
If you weren't able to reflect and plan for the upcoming year with all the partying and celebrating, the day after is time enough. You're building your perfect day, so maybe build some time in for this kind of alone time.
3

Head to the car.

Dec 28, 2014
Head to the car.
Sometimes I'll go to our garage and sit in our favorite car, just to sit it in. No music, maybe crank up the engine with the garage door open, just sit back, eyes closed and enjoy the q-u-i-e-t. You''ll have to trust me on this but it doesn't need to be a Ferrari.
4

Get ready for your day.

Dec 28, 2014
Get ready for your day.

This will be your day so plan to spend it as you want to, at least to the degree you are able to without ticking off your more extroverted family and friends. At least give some people a heads up, "I"m doing nothing today."

5

Stay home or find a quiet venue.

Dec 28, 2014
Stay home or find a quiet venue.

We might like the quiet of our home, or it may be there's a little coffee shop (yes, even Starbucks will fit) you like to hang out at, or maybe the library in your town is open. The key point is, the choice is yours what to do. Most introverts will find more energy in less stimulating places.

6

Social network your way.

Dec 28, 2014
Social network your way.

One reason I love the online venue for communication, is I get to control how much I say, when to say what that is, and to whom I say it. Try telling a friend who just drops by your house to say hello, "I'll answer that question after a few minutes of thinking about it." Right.

7

Take time to discover your uniqueness.

Dec 28, 2014
Take time to discover your uniqueness.

If you aren't sure what it means to be more introverted maybe you could carve out a few minutes to take an online assessment to discover it. A search on "online introvert assessment" will get you there.

You’re more than welcome to, like one of the ideas – you’ll see a thumbs up by the idea, or comment or add your own way to celebrate introvert day.

End of Year Top 6 Ideas to Fuel Introvert Energy

Either it’s being more introverted or just getting older. I cannot wait for the holidays to be done with. Over. Finished. Finito!

This time of year I prefer to reflect and plan, but instead it’s filled with traveling and family visits. It’s a somewhat practical choice being that it makes sense to be that many holidays are for family. But this means coming back to email overload, mail catch up and over all just chasing my butt.

It gives pause to think an important question for someone more introverted, or anyone feeling low on energy: what are some …

End of year top ideas to fuel introvert energy?

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Do you prefer to receive or give for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Bah Humbug! Time to opt out.

In the USA, Thanksgiving barely gets noticed in the media. This is a holiday that is celebrated in other places in the world so I wonder what attention it gets there. Are you ready for the bombardment of the commercialism already on us for the winter holidays?

It seems here in Virginia at least, we went right from Halloween to Christmas! Hooray for Capitalism, right? But what happened to the tradition of giving Thanks? Why is the media and your corner coffee shop seemingly ignoring a day that could be steeped with thankful traditions that might help us out of the mess that so many countries are in now?

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Top Four Business Foundational Ideas from the Gurus

I know your plate is getting fuller now – it will be for me as well. The winter holiday season seems to do that for us. Well, some good news! I want to give you some just-in-time ideas to use as you may be like me – hibernating and planning. It’s all about your business foundation.[Continue Reading…]

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