Little Things that Make a Difference to Introverts

When the going gets tough, the tough sit down with a good book to relax.

Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted because I started my very last two courses for my sociology undergraduate degree a couple of weeks ago. One of those courses is super accelerated–only three and a half weeks long! As of today, I only have a week to go in that one, and my other course goes until the end of June. So, I’ve been busy with that as well as looking for work and trying not to freak out about it all. And I’ve been mostly successful with that, as over the years I’ve picked up a few little things that help to relax me! You, as an introvert (or maybe even as an extrovert?!), may be able to relate–and for that reason, I share with you my little things that make a difference:

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Reflections on Mental Health and Introversion: What’s the Connection?

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This photo, “A man’s life,” is copyright Seif Alaya 2015 and made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a little while but felt nervous to put my thoughts on paper, er, screen. Mental health and mental illness are topics that fascinate and overwhelm me and I’m no expert on them (though I’ve written my fair share of sociology papers on mental health for my undergrad, for the record!). But from my experience with friends and family and just going through the regular highs and lows of everyday life, I have observed certain ways that being an introvert can affect one’s mental health.

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