Unexpected Ways Minimalism Liberates the Introvert Mind

introverts and minimalism

Introverts need minimalism, but before we get to why, what is your minimalism “style”? People interpret minimalism in different ways. Some see it as a lifestyle, with little to no attachment to things; a life you can easily walk away from. For me, that’s an extreme version of minimalism and not really my style. Some view it as form vs. function. Keep some things, but only the things that are functional. It can also be beautiful, but first and foremost, it must be useful. Others find minimalism to be a balance of having a certain amount of things. For some, […]

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An Introvert Morning Routine I Love

Tea is part of my morning routine.

I’m an Introvert (INFJ), and I’m highly sensitive. No surprise, but this adds to the importance of having a strong morning routine, which is not always easy for me. I’ve never really been “a morning person”. My husband is, in fact, a BIG morning person. Neither one of us gets much sleep, but somehow he manages to always wake up, rarin’ to go, with a big smile on his face, and a big cup of coffee in his hand. I don’t get it. I really don’t even start to feel like myself until I’ve had a shower, but I’ve started […]

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Interesting Jobs for HSPs (Highly Sensitive Person)

Jobs for HSPs

Jobs for HSPs are by no means hard to come by. It really depends on the type of HSP you are. There are many similar qualities from one HSP to the next, but after that, attributes start to vary. I’ve done my best to put a spotlight on those similarly “sensitive” qualities in choosing jobs for us highly sensitive individuals. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person, finding a job that’s a good fit for you can be a little daunting. We are sensitive to many things in our environment, so how do we maneuver through the minutia to find something […]

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Can you hardwire happiness?

Hardwiring happiness.

It’s no surprise that I research obsessively, because I’m an INFJ, and being this personality type also suggests that I’m an avid reader, which I am. It did surprise me, though, when Hardwiring Happiness showed up in my life right when I needed it. It’s not the type of book I usually go for. *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links, which means you may be contributing to my tea-drinking addiction if you purchase goods through these links. 😉 I bounce around from self-help and psychology to young adult fiction/fantasy and […]

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How Music and Introverts are Intimately Connected

How introverts need to be connected to their music.

Anyone who listens to music has felt an emotional response to a particular song at some point, if not often. Introverts, highly sensitive people, empaths, or anyone internally focused will naturally experience strong emotions to much of the music they listen to. After all, music interacts directly with your brain, affecting everything from your heart rate, motivation, and anxiety levels to emotional response, focus, and memory. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato Have you ever listened to an old song because it somehow brings you […]

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