I TRULY ENJOY TIME TO MYSELF!!!!
Let me say that again – I truly enjoy time to myself.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with that but I’ve had to advocate that very statement quite often. (I’ll elaborate later on 😉)
I believe I actually crave for “time with self.”
My quiet time is so important to my sense of well being.
Now – Let this be known – I enjoy social gatherings and I do pop out of my 🐢 shell from time to time but there’s a sense of peace that I receive when I take some me time.
Announcement ‼️ There was a time where my introverted traits kept me in a low place in life and that’s where the title of this Blog comes in – Introverted to a fault. 😑
If you have read my previous Blogs (which if you haven’t; you should & while you’re there just make sure you subscribe 😉) – Cheesy Plug – then you would know that I had my bouts with Depression.
Being introverted and being in a depressive state is not a good mix.
Why? (You May ask and even if you didn’t I will explain)
Introverts think 🤔 often. We can internalize our feelings and moods because we are pretty much inward people. Remember – we like alone time; so imagine alone time mixed in with overthinking and juggling your emotions?! That’s not a healthy blend of soup but I was sipping that lonesome 🍲 for quite some time.
I would have these seasons of low points and when my friends would inquire, I would pull out my “Girl, you know I need my me time!” excuse.
I would use my introverted nature to cover up my depression. Now that I think back at those moments, it was such a dumb thing to do because I truly believe my friends knew I was lying. 🤥
As I am writing this I must say; it truly feels good to be speaking about depression in past tense. It’s been quite a journey and it feels so good to finally be at peace with my many thoughts and emotions.
So I close this Blog with a couple of things.
1. I’m still very much an introvert and I love that I am comfortable being alone to recharge but I am well aware that social interaction is good, healthy and needed. For those who helped me come out of my introverted shell – THANK YOU ☺️
2. Being an introvert and being depressed are two different things but if blended together can be very unhealthy. If you are currently struggling don’t be afraid to tell someone. There are people to help you in your journey of finding peace✌🏾. My help came through expressing my feelings, praying, acknowledging I needed help and then seeking help.
3. There are pros of being introverted. I believe we are very self-aware, thoughtful (because we think too darn much) and we overall learn well through observing ( since we always find a quiet place to pull away lol)
Lastly, it’s been a while since I last Blogged – so to my subscribers which I love so so so much – My sincerest apologies and I will do better. ❤️
Signed with JOY 🌻💫,
Joyfully Chrissy Lee
P.S. —> For those who need assistance on their journey to having a peace of mind; feel free to check out some good reads about Mental Health Awareness . ⬅️ (Not a paid plug but this definitely helped me) 🙂