Stepping away from the laptop: A cosy cottage, Stonehenge, and lots and lots of rain.

Stonehenge

Hello and welcome to a brand new blogging series which I’ve aptly named Stepping Away From The Laptop.

As you’ve probably guessed, I love the internet. Being able to share my work online has completely transformed my life and given me the freedom to work from home, connect with people across the world, and find the fulfilment I always craved from a job. In many ways it’s been absolute bliss.

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How are you restoring your energy?

How are you restoring your energy?

Today’s post is by Tahlee Rouillon of Sonesence

It’s no secret that as an introvert, you need a lot of time on your own to process your thoughts, emotions and desires. And there is absolutely no shame in that.

But when you’re alone, are you filling yourself up with the right kind of energy?

It’s easy to try to numb the feelings of being drained by spending too much time with others by using “shadow pursuits” – like drinking too much, or watching too much TV.

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7 ways to simplify your business and create space in your schedule

Simplify your business

 I am an enormous fan of simplicity.

So much of the anxiety and stress we experience throughout our lives comes about because our world has become a busy, cluttered and complicated place.

As human beings we have created a world where options are boundless, where travel is easy and where we are always connected. It is amazing in so many glorious ways.

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7 ways to protect your energy as an introverted parent

7 ways to protect your ene

Today’s guest post is by Tarissa Helms of Introverted Mama

I sat on the bathroom floor with my head in my hands. Meanwhile, little fingers wiggled beneath the door and tiny voices called, “Mom, are you in there?” I adore my children. But in that moment, I was desperate for breathing space.

As introverts, our brains are hardwired to need downtime. Interacting with others expends energy while periods of solitude recharge our internal batteries and are vital to our well-being. As parents, sometimes we fail to realize the time we spend with our children can be as draining as the interactions outside our homes … often more so. If we’re not careful to manage the way we spend our energy, we find ourselves poured out with nothing left to give.

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How to survive (and enjoy!) Christmas as an introvert

Surviving Christmas an introvert

Ah, it’s that time of year again.

As the month of December draws nearer, introverts around the world are gearing themselves up for the most social time of the calendar.

There are so many aspects of Christmas that I adore. Digging out the glittery baubles, the smell of mince pies and mulled wine, having time curled up at home with the fire burning, and of course spending time with the people that I love.

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