For gregarious social types, healthy lifestyles can be the result of good examples from your peers. On the other hand, introverts may have much less societal encouragement and pressure to focus on self-care. What follows are some methods you can use to take care of yourself without engaging with the world more than you can handle.
Cultivating a Healthy Home Environment
Since you’ll be spending a great deal of your time at home, you should make sure it’s a space that promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle. Letting in natural light where possible will improve your mood and keep your body on a regulated sleep schedule. Keeping your space organized will eliminate the stress of searching for important documents or items. A clutter-free home is safer in general by eliminating trip hazards and contaminants.
Spending so much of your time at home also lends itself to healthy financial benefits. Not being out in the world leaves less temptation to eat out constantly at restaurants and frees you up for healthy meal planning. Setting up a home gym will allow you to get in shape for a one-time equipment purchase rather than a monthly membership. If social interaction isn’t a reason for you to go to the gym, there are essentially no downsides to a home gym if you have the space.
Maintaining Your Mental Health
Despite prevailing stereotypes, the idea that introverts have no friends is rarely true. While wallflowers typically have fewer friends than extroverts, those friendships tend to be deeper and more personal. These relationships are vital, as everyone needs to be able to talk through problems, ideas, and positive experiences.
Though it’s healthy to not compare yourself to others, being unable to do so means you must take special care to make sure your mental health is on track. Thankfully therapy has become a more widely accepted medical practice in recent years, and even the healthiest of minds can benefit from psychiatric professionals from time to time. People who keep to themselves aren’t necessarily less susceptible to loneliness or depression, so never be ashamed to ask for help when needed.
Being Your Own Boss
If one of the things separating you from society is an ill-fitting career, you may want to consider starting your own company for a change of pace. Calling the shots for a business means you’re never forced into public when you don’t wish to be and will never be forced to interact with a coworker whose personality clashes with yours. You can work from home if your business model supports it.
When getting the word out about this venture, make sure you’re drawing in repeat customers by establishing brand recognition. The best way to do so is by commissioning or creating an eyecatching and memorable logo. While a graphic designer can create a vibrant icon that perfectly captures your brand for the right price, cheap and even free programs are available to assist you in creating your own. Selecting from premade templates and adding designs and text of your choice makes it easy for anyone to make a perfectly serviceable logo.
Not engaging with the world doesn’t mean you can ignore your personal needs. With fewer people in their lives to keep them on track, introverts must take additional care to maintain their physical and mental well-being without a typical amount of concerned criticism.
Blog by Charley Sunday