How do introverts enjoy life?

Originally posted on Quora, answering the question: Interpersonal Interaction: What is the quickest way to get people to trust you. Follow me on Quora.

Like many others, I am an introvert. I discovered this when I was younger when all my friends wanted to drink and party in night clubs and I just wanted to go the theaters and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster.

The main difference between introverts and extroverts, is that extroverts love to be surrounded by others. Introverts love to be surrounded by people too. However after a while, they reached their limit and need to be alone. As a result, being near too many people for too much time causes anxiety and drains valuable energy.

Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the most famous introverts of all-time.
Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the most famous introverts of all-time.

Therefore I enjoy spending time alone. It is not usual to spot me in a cafe sipping an espresso while reading a novel. In fact, that’s how I usually spend my weekends. It allows me to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Perfect week. Coffee and books.
Perfect week. Coffee and books.

 

In addition to spending time in a coffee house, I’ve written a list of my top-ten favorite activities that I enjoy to do every day.

Reading

Whether it’s reading a book, a website, a blog etc. It’s doesn’t matter. As long as I can be in my bubble, I’m happy.

Books, Book and more Books.
Books, Book and more Books.

Writing

It can be a blog post, an article or a journal entry. The art of writing reduces my anxiety and keeps me focused on my goals.

“It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.” ― Robert Hass
“It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.” ― Robert Hass

Going for a walk

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/walking.html
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

Lifting heavy weight at the gym

Currently Doing Stronglifts 5x5
Currently Doing Stronglifts 5×5

Listening to music, especially house

I put on my headphones and escape reality. Even if its for just a little while.

"Don't you worry, don't you worry child" - Swedish House Mafia
“Don’t you worry, don’t you worry child” – Swedish House Mafia

Listening to binaural beats

I first heard of binaural beats after reading this article from Mike at Danger & Play.

Binaural Beats
Binaural Beats

Cooking

Broccoli-fried rice! #rice #broccoli #tomatoes #cannellini #canellinibeans #garlic #leanmeal #retrica

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Watching old movies

Orson Wells in Citizen Kane
Orson Welles in Citizen Kane

Browsing questions and answers on Quora

Visiting Art museums

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich.

I hope this helps!

In health,

Joe

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