Tag Archives: recharge
Time Management Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, and one with an overwhelming amount of work and interests, I often find myself with a massive to-do list. I always have so many things I need and want to accomplish in both my professional life and in my personal life, and there never is enough time.  I’ve been doing quite a bit […]

Networking, Introverted Style

  I attended a conference for work this past week.  I was looking forward to the speakers and presentations and perhaps seeing some old friends.  I hung out a little with an extroverted friend of mine and realized some important differences.  She was there to connect with many people, both old friends and new.  I […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Free Time

I spent this past week on vacation.  The first part was over the holiday weekend, hanging out with our extended family in the mountains.  It was fun to catch up with family and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Although I enjoy traveling and seeing everyone, it’s really not relaxing to me.  I’m at a point in my […]

Planning Your Recharge

I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to recharge BECAUSE I’m an introvert. I believe that being a deep thinker is what is at the heart of my introversion.  I turn inward to thought more often than not. This is how I naturally process – internally rather than externally. So […]

Do Not Disturb

I have been trying for some time to get my workload under control.  I have tweaked my system for organization over and over and have greatly improved my ability to “get things done.”  However, it’s still not enough.  Too often I hear, “Did you get my email?” or “Is that project finished yet?”  I have […]

Energized by people?

I had the best time this past weekend. I spent the afternoon hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world, my siblings. As an introvert, I have said that all people don’t drain me, just certain people and situations do. In this case I was not drained, but quite the opposite I […]

Solo Vacation?

I am married, have kids, and a very busy life.  I get a little solitude here and there when I get up early for work and during my drive to and from work.  It can be very busy going from meeting to meeting and trying to get some work done in between.  At home, I […]

Energized by Thinking

  I have been giving the “need for recharge” among introverts much thought.  Many say that extroverts get energy through people-interaction and introverts need some solitude away from people, because, in fact, it is people that are draining the introvert’s energy.  In a previous article, I have explained that an introvert’s desire to be alone […]

Cancelled Appointments

I had a meeting cancelled this morning, and it was the best thing ever! I was able to get a lot of real work done. I’ve heard it said that, as introverts, we’re often happy when plans get cancelled. Why is this? Is it because we’re apprehensive about that social situation in which we have […]

When Do You Need to Recharge?

I am still on vacation and spent ten hours today at an indoor amusement park with my kids – video games, go-karts, bumper cars, mini roller coasters, etc. There were a lot people there since many schools are out this week.  The kids had a great time and they were not tired until the place was closing. […]