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.

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  1. Cheryl Therrien
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    I never knew there was a National Introvert Day. I think I need one of those at least once a week. LOL Sometimes I take a walk. Sometimes I retreat to my office upstairs. It all depends on the day.
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  2. Jeannette Paladino
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    Pat — I’m not even an introvert and I’m taking a day of rest on Jan. 2nd. I had a particularly busy — but fun filled — holiday season and I’m tired! Good idea.
    Jeannette Paladino recently posted…Millennials Likely to Use “Buy” Button on Facebook and TwitterMy Profile

  3. Hi Patricia, I think even those people who don’t particularly consider themselves introverts could use some quiet and alone time after the hub-bub of the holidays and will find this helpful. Hope you open the garage door before sitting in the idling car or you may end up way more relaxed than you mean to be. 🙂

  4. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie)
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    LOVE the idea of National Introvert Day. For me, practically any Sunday qualifies!! I do think that most folks need a day after the holiday hub-bub so maybe January 2 is “Everybody Is An Introvert Day” Laugh! I’ll probably do a combination of all those things…. and catch up on my reading!
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  5. Honestly didn’t know there was an introvert day. Went shopping on January 2nd and bought some new clothes that I like. Not sure that was introvert:-)
    Catarina recently posted…Do you turn customers into promoters?My Profile

  6. Number 1,5 and 6 definately speak to me and I can have my Introvert day any day with those, although in general I am not, but I will be just to have those and in that kind of setting as your picture. beautiful.

  7. Niekka McDonald
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    There are so many National Day’s and I wish I would have know about this one when it first started. I spent the day to myself and I was called anti-social by several people. I’m not anti-social I just didn’t want to hang out. It felt good to be alone and actually enjoy my day. I have said this before Patricia but you site has put a lot of things in perspective for me and I truly appreciate it.
    Niekka McDonald recently posted…Continuing to ProgressMy Profile

  8. How disheartening to be called, anti-social. I get this Niekka. I still have to ask some of my friends, “Maybe you don’t know I’m more introverted and what that means?” You should see the lightbulbs go on! Now you know about January 2nd for next year.
    Patricia Weber recently posted…Very Inspiring Blogger Award to Kick off the New YearMy Profile

  9. Pat — I’m an extrovert and wish I could take the rest of January off.. 2nd. This time of year is my busy time because of all the new products. I don’t even introverts that are in my business have time to rest.
    Arleen recently posted…Promotional Branding Trends of 2015My Profile

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