Do you make space in your life for rituals?

Rituals

Over the last few years, I’ve learnt that slowing down, taking time to live in the moment, and making space for rituals is a natural and easy way to bring more joy into your life.

For me, rituals come in all forms. They are the habits that bring you a daily sense of contentment, they are moments that relieve you from the hustle and bustle of the world outside, and they are a chance to turn mundane and ordinary activities into something very special indeed.

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Why I love putting my dreams on hold

Where do you escape to?

Winter: Muddy welly boots. Steaming cup of tea. Log burner blazing. Home made cakes. Wild deer grazing.

Summer: BBQ’d sausages. Long warm nights. Bumble Bees buzzing. Sunshine snoozes. Swallows darting.

Just a few of the wonderful things I experience when staying at Molly Dishwasher; a simple but cosy little wooden shepherd’s hut in the middle of the beautiful British countryside.

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Can introverts ever have too much alone time?

Connections

Can introverts ever have too much alone time?

If you’d asked me this question a few years ago when I was still in a crazy busy full time job, I would have said no. I craved alone time with an absolute passion and would hold on desperately to every single moment of solitude that I could find.

However, these days life is a little different. Now that I work from home full time (most of which is spent on my own), I would say that yes, there is such a thing as too much alone time, even for someone as highly introverted as me.

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How to maintain your energy during busy times

Solitude Matters

Every now and again I love to put a question out to the online world so that other introverts can share their experience, knowledge and tips for how they live their lives and honour their introversion.

This month, we’re talking energy.

I’ve found that during my life both as an employee and a business owner, it’s the busiest times in my life when I’ve really needed to work hard to protect my energy and care for my need for solitude and quiet time. In this busy world that we live in where ‘to do’ lists can reach to the moon and back, I believe it’s more important than ever to really listen to your body, follow your gut instincts, find the rest that you need, and nurture your need for alone time.

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How to claim a boost of energy

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Today’s guest post is by fellow introvert and Founder of Exploring Your Depths, Cathy Carpenter.

When I sat down to write this guest article, I was exhausted. I had a busy prior week and a busy weekend, and I wasn’t able to claim much introvert time for myself to rest and recharge. I was at a loss as to how I could boost my energy enough to write my article about introverts and energy!

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