Tips for introverted SAHMs to achieve time alone and in-person interaction. Introduction and pseudo-history lesson First thing’s first.
Are you an introvert? Here’s 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert from HuffPost. Introverted stay-at-home moms in this era have some unique struggles. Being a stay-at-home-mom is the most unnatural thing in the world if you look at the historical order of things. We need plenty of time alone, but we still need a little bit of social interaction to retain any sanity. Your main goals as an Introverted mom are 1) time alone and 2) some real, in-person interaction with other human beings outside of your family. Tip #1—Favor reflection over distraction.
We introverts need time, alone, with our thoughts. I’ll spend hours and hours on Pinterest or YouTube or clicking on random Wikipedia articles to distract myself, when a 20-minute shower would be so much better for me, because I spend only 3 minutes cleaning myself, and the rest of the time, I just let my mind wander and sort and think and rest. Tip #2—Don’t feel guilty. Like this:
13 Signs That You're an Empath. An empath is someone who is highly aware of the emotions of those around them, to the point of feeling those emotions themselves.
Empaths see the world differently than other people; they’re keenly aware of others, their pain points, and what they need emotionally. But it’s not just emotions. According to Dr. Judith Orloff, author of The Empath’s Survival Guide, empaths can feel physical pain, too — and can often sense someone’s intentions or where they’re coming from. In other words, empaths seem to pick up on many of the lived experience of those around them. Many highly sensitive people (HSPs) are also empaths — but there may be a difference between empaths and HSPs. So how do you know if you are one? 13 Signs of an Empath 1. This is the classic, number one trait of an empath. How exactly this works is a subject of some debate.
Those same active mirror neurons, however, mean that you basically live through the feeling as if it were your own. 2. 3. 4. 44: The Gifts of Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) 15 Tips for the Highly Sensitive Parent - Megan Tietz. "My nerves are just shot!
" If I had a quarter for every time I heard my mother say this when I was growing up, I'd be pretty darn close to funding college educations for all four of my children. There were various versions of this phrase - including "you kids are getting on my last nerve! " and "turn that down! My nerves can't take it!
" - so clearly a lot of my mother's frustrations in parenting four kids born close together revolved around her nerves. And when I became a parent, I discovered exactly why. There are so many days when I just want to crawl under my covers in a dark room and hold my fingers in my ears for a little while, just long enough to let my nerves recover from the constant stimulation of being home with kids. For a while, I thought that explained why I constantly battled being overwhelmed and overstimulated at home, but when my friend Kelly Sauer turned me on to the theory of the Highly Sensitive Person, everything really clicked into place. 1. 2. 3. Photo by Aubrey.
16 Habits Of Highly Sensitive People. Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else?
Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less chaotic environments? If the above sound true to you, you may be highly sensitive. The personality trait — which was first researched by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., in the early 1990s — is relatively common, with as many as one in five people possessing it. While recent interest in introversion — driven largely by high-profile publications on the subject, including Susan Cain’s book “Quiet,” — has brought more awareness to personality traits that value less stimulation and higher sensitivity, Aron notes that highly sensitive people still tend to be considered the “minority.” But “minority” doesn’t mean bad — in fact, being highly sensitive carries a multitude of positive characteristics. Introvert? Extrovert? Or a Bit of Both? 30 Important Websites For Highly Sensitive People.