7 Ways To Be A Happy Introvert
Many see being an introvert as a sad way to live. The general rule is “No man is an island” and we know that we all need other people to share our lives with. But we also need to understand that we are all unique. Some people are not that comfortable being around others and they take pleasure in being alone with their thoughts.
If you look closer, there are ways that introverts can be happy too. They may not be the ways that we are all accustomed to, but they are perfect for the people who like going solo.
1. Get To The Point
Introverts are not really into long, senseless conversations. They only want to hear what they need to hear and they only say what they need to say, nothing more. To get over this dilemma and live a happier life without the chattering, show the people you face each day that you would rather get to the point and would like to do away with small-talk as much as possible.
2. Be The Master
One thing you need to accept about yourself as an introvert is that you are different. People will try to change you or put ideas in your head to make you live a more “normal” life. Do not let anyone tell you who you are and what you would want to do with your life. Be the master of your fate. Live your life the way you want to. Be free from the dictates of society and just do what you do best.
Regular people enjoy going from place to place, with the noise and the crowds that come with the experience. Introverts on the other hand enjoy silence, soft music, a good book, a board game and some time alone. Know what you like and indulge yourself with the things that make you happy.
4. Be The Middle Man
If you do not like the attention drawn to yourself, be the person in between. Be the matchmaker among friends and acquaintances. Be the person who refers someone else to do a job you would rather not do. This way, you do not totally block out people from your life. You are simply deflecting attention off yourself and unto someone else.
5. Know What To Say
Introverts cannot separate themselves from the world totally. There will come a time when you will need to speak up or converse. What is stressful for them is if this experience takes longer than what is tolerable for them. To prevent really long interactions, you should organize your thoughts and know what to say. The sooner you get things done, the shorter that talk will be.
6. Be Nice
Most of the time, being a loner can be misunderstood as being a snob. Even if you want to be left alone, do not forget to be nice to the people you meet. Chances are, even if they do not understand you they will also be nice to you in return.
Lastly, to truly be happy as an introvert, you have to learn a very important life lesson…respect. Respect yourself by not allowing others to change who and what you are. Respect others by not trying to change them and also accept them for who they truly are.