Introvert’s Homemade Happiness
“I have no idea who I am and what makes me happy.”
“I’m an introvert and I hate it.”
“I am too quiet in public.”
I often receive messages like the ones above. And I would lie if I said that I had never been there; that I had never felt the impossibility of being my true self and happy in the same time.
Yet, I’ve found my own way and I’d like to share my point of view with you.
Although happiness means so many things, I’ll tell you what it means to me. Hopefully, this will give you at least a trace of hope.🤗
I’ve mentioned this in a previous article, but I feel the need to say it again. Try to turn “Why am I not like others?” into “When do I let myself be who I really am?” There is a point in life when you realize that the decision is all yours to take. And all your beauty you can not see now has been there the whole time.
I couldn’t find who said it, but this quote is pure gold: “Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.” ❤
I crave for meaning. I think most introverts aim for it. We like deep chats and the sense of purpose in life.
Meaning can be found in a job that’s more than a job. It has to be a mission. Find the right one – seek what sets your soul on fire. You’ll know it’s the perfect job once you feel your contribution is real and so helpful! You should feel appreciated and the feedback should overwhelm you, in a positive way.
The working schedule is also important, the more flexible, the better!😉
The right ones
We need meaningful relationships. Whether it’s a friendship we’re talking about, or a romantic partner, there must be a strong… connection.
If you don’t have either close friends or a lover to understand you, follow people on social media. Before you roll your eyes, I mean the people you resonate with. Those who inspire you to become better, and not only physically.
Writing has brought meaning into my life. ✨Although I am no specialist, and not even a native English speaker, I found my peace and purpose in doing what I love most: sharing my thoughts and intentions in the written form.
There aren’t many things that I can say I truly hate, but injustice is definitely one of them. From what I’ve noticed, most introverts are open-minded and strong supporters of freedom and equality. 😌 We deeply need freedom of expression for everyone. We need freedom for ourselves when we don’t really feel like going out, when life starts being repetitive and when we tend to overthink.
But what is freedom?
To me, freedom is a day off. Freedom is going to the beach, just to close my eyes and focus on the sound of waves. Freedom is getting lost under a sky full of stars. Freedom is travelling. Collecting moments. Freedom is being who I am, no masks, just soul.
What you give & what you take
I’ll sum this up in one sentence: I think introverts find their happiness in creating happiness for others. What do you think?