Choices That Can Change Your Life (things introverts do differently)

As human beings, we are given the free will to choose and decide for ourselves. But would you believe that there are choices that introverts make that can change their lives if we apply them? Take a look at this post as I walk you through some of these choices introverts make that can also change your life.

Introverts have a pretty interesting and intriguing nature. But trust me, because of their nature, they became wise decision-makers, which makes life even easier and better for them.

So, here are some of the choices that they used to make, and maybe you could also adapt some for the better you.

It includes withdrawal from the crowd, promoting deeper conversations, thinking a lot before speaking, choosing a creative side for your career, limiting yourself to people, spending time with yourself every week, and prioritizing your mental health over anything else. 

Don’t be mistaken. No, I am not trying to change you from yourself to being an introvert. I am just trying to show you some introvert decisions that may positively impact your life. And who knows, maybe you can apply them!

It might seem like a lot, but we’re here to dig deeper into it!

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Withdrawal from the crowd.

We all know that introverts naturally hate the crowd. It’s their choice to withdraw where there are many people.

They do it because they get drained and exhausted when interacting with many people. But what if I tell you that this choice can change your life too?

But how and why?

There is a saying that goes like this.

“Every man is the architect of his own fortune.”

If you like to taste the sweet success of life, you must ensure that your actions are positive and will lead you in the right direction. You should not always follow what other people do because they might not know what is right for them. This can lead to failure in life.

Whenever I hear the word ‘crowd,’ I often think of these things.

  • We often see people who are surrounded by crowds, and they look happy.
  • But if we look clearly and closely at them, we will realize that they are not really happy at all because they are just trying to fit in with what everyone else does.

They always want to be just like everyone else, so they follow whatever is popular then, thinking that more and more people will love them.

If you’re one of these people who doesn’t want to be different from others, I suggest you stop being like them because many things in life will give you happiness. You can only see it if you do it on your own terms and not according to other people’s standards.

Stop going with the flow and find your own momentum!

Avoid small talk and only entertain deep conversations.

To understand why let’s start with the basics.

What is small talk? 

Well, it explains what it sounds like: Conversations that don’t require much thought or effort.

You might share an anecdote about your weekend or ask someone about their job, but these conversations are superficial and don’t lead anywhere meaningful.

When you avoid small talk and only entertain deep conversations, you choose to engage with people on a much deeper level. You’re not just talking about the weather or the latest sports scores.

You’re opening up about who you are, what matters to you, and why.

This kind of communication can be difficult at first, but it’s an important skill to develop for a few reasons.

  • Avoiding small talk means you don’t feel pressured to keep up with the superficial conversation when something more meaningful comes up. In other words, there’s no pressure to make small talk when it doesn’t feel right at that moment!
  • Deep conversation allows us to connect with people on a more meaningful level.

When we have conversations that go beyond the surface level of what we like or dislike about something, then we can find common ground in ways that allow us to relate directly with one another instead of just sharing opinions about something else.

What does this mean for our happiness?

Well, studies show that when we have shallow conversations, we feel less connected and more lonely than normal, even if we’re talking to people we care about! 

That’s because having deep conversations with others makes us feel more connected and understood by others than shallow ones do.

Thinking before speaking.

It’s a simple decision, but one that can change your life.

If you’re a person who often finds yourself blurting out things without thinking, even when it comes to something as simple as giving an opinion on how much you love their shoes, then this section is for you.

Let’s look at the benefits of thinking before speaking and why you might want to apply it.

  • You will lessen the chance of offending people or making them feel uncomfortable because they just don’t like to hear what you have in mind.
  • You will gain respect from others because they see that you are thinking about what you say and do.
  • You can come up with clear thinking about situations in general because you don’t have all of these thoughts running through your head at once. In short, you have time for reflection!
  • You will feel less stressed out overall if you can get everything out of your head and onto paper or screen.

Choose your passion in terms of career.

It’s not just about making money and having a job. It’s about finding something that you love to do. Something that makes you wake up every morning with a smile on your face and enthusiasm for the day ahead.

There are many reasons why choosing your passion is the best decision ever.

  1. If you work with something you love, it will be easy for you to put all your efforts into it. 

This means that you can work on it for long hours, and you won’t feel the need to give up immediately, even if there are challenges.

  1. When we do things that we love, then we tend to feel more relaxed and happy. 

This means that if you are going to work with something that you love, then there are high chances that you will always be happy and satisfied with what you do. This can help you develop positive relationships with others and yourself.

  1. When we do things that we love, we tend to feel more motivated than ever. 

We know that when we are doing something new or different from what we usually do, then it can be difficult at first, but once we get used to it, things become easier for us, and this gives us motivation which helps us excel further in our careers.

Limiting yourself to only a few people.

There are numerous reasons why limiting yourself to only a few people can change your life. Here’s why.

  • You have the opportunity to really get to know them and build strong relationships with them.
  • Focusing on a small group of people who love and care about you is much easier than trying to please everyone.
  • When surrounded by people who want different things from you, it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being true to yourself and letting everyone get what they want.
  • When you focus on just a few people, it’s easier for them to understand where you’re coming from and for you to understand where they’re coming from as well.

To cut it short, if there are only a few people in your life who really matter, those relationships will feel richer and more fulfilling than if dozens of acquaintances were floating around. 

Making sure to spend ME time every week.

Have you ever realized that the most successful people in life are just really good at taking care of themselves?

Whether it’s their health, career, or personal relationships, they’re constantly making decisions that help them live their best lives.

To be successful, you must start treating yourself more like an investment than just a cost. You have to take time out of each week to invest in yourself; if you don’t, no one else will.

So how do you ensure you’re taking care and spending time with yourself?

Well, there are lots of ways to do it.

  • Meditation
  • Reading
  • Exercising
  • Playing a video game by yourself
  • Getting lost in a good movie
  • Writing in a journal or scrapbook
  • Listening to your favorite music
  • Hiking
  • Going to the beach
  • Taking a nap

But regardless of what type of activity it takes, the important thing is ensuring you have time allocated every week for being you. No pressure, no expectations from other people.

Putting mental health first among anything else.

Prioritizing your mental health is so important. It has the ability to change your life and the lives of those around you as well!

When you put your mental health first, it helps you:

  • Feel less stressed, which means you’ll be more productive and more able to focus on what matters most to you.
  • Be in a better place emotionally, which means that when a tough situation comes up, you’ll be better equipped to handle it!
  • Be less likely to be injured or get sick because your body can heal itself faster when it’s not dealing with stress or anxiety.
  • Make better and sound decisions.

Another reason why mental health is important is that it affects every aspect of your life. Your mental health can affect how you get along with others, how well you perform at work or school, and even how much money you make! If you are not mentally healthy, these things will suffer too.

Being mentally healthy can help you live a happy life full of success and happiness!

Absorb introverts’ positive traits!

The introvert’s traits are often mistaken as weaknesses, but in reality, they can be the most powerful tools for success.

Here are just a couple of things you can do to emulate them.

  • Stay in the background and listen more than you speak.
  • Don’t be afraid to let others take the spotlight.
  • Be mindful of your energy level and use it wisely.
  • Take time for yourself and recharge often.
  • Use your observations of others’ behavior as opportunities to learn more about them and yourself.
  • Be your master at time management.

You don’t have to become an introvert to benefit from their strengths.

Introverts have a lot of good traits that can help them stand out in the workplace and in their personal life, whether they’re introverts or not.

Try to emulate some, and you’ll see that you have nothing to lose but so much more to gain as soon as you apply them.

Your life is yours to shape!

When you’re young, you might think your choices don’t matter. You might think it’s too early for you to make big decisions about your life. But the truth is that your choices can hugely impact your life. And even if they don’t seem like much at the time, they can affect everything from your career path to who you marry and have children with.

Likewise, sometimes the choices that seem like they’ll make the biggest difference are actually the ones that don’t.

And sometimes, the choices that seem like they won’t matter at all end up being the ones that change your life.

If you look closely, every choice we make changes our lives, even if it’s just a tiny one, like what we’re going to wear today or whether we’re going to eat an apple or a pear for breakfast.

But regularly, at least once or twice, you get the chance to make a choice that can change your life forever.

When those moments come up, what do you do? Do you seize the opportunity? Or do you let it pass by?

Garo Kotchounian

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