This little introvert comic by Zora Jeong makes me LOL. People always associate the holidays with parties and non-stop socializing. But for introverts, some of the most blissful moments of the holidays are spent alone, cozy in our home.
Rarely bored alone, we find endless ways to entertain ourselves in solitude. We have our books, our art projects, or beloved Wi-Fi. And sure, we might get into the ‘holiday spirits’ with something a little stronger, too. After all the shopping and socializing, can you blame us?
No matter how you indulge yourself this season, don’t feel guilty. December is NOT an introvert friendly month. Even if you love Christmas, you’re bound to get overwhelmed by the demands of the season.
As an introvert, you really do need time to rest and recharge after being in stimulating environments, including crowded shopping malls, and holiday mixers. So, take a break, put your feet up, and get your Santa on with some milk and cookies, or gin and cookies—whatever gets you in the holiday spirit!
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Not sure if most introverts are like me, but alcohol for me is absolutely horrid. I gave up alcohol long ago, as my tolerance for it is close to, if not nil and it tastes ugly; thank goodness.
The “holidays” should be changed to “too much and too little. Too much socializing/not enough energy, too much shopping/too little patience or tolerance, too many gifts which are wrong/too little understanding of what to buy for who, too much guilt for this, that or the other/too little barriers to be less sensitive, too much debt/too little money, too much rushing around/too little time, too much food/too little space, and too much of really everything/with too little of the other.
It is the season of “too”. You either get it and understand, or you are part of “too”. I choose to get it and try to boycott as much as I can. Good luck out there.
By the way, it is all paganism and sun worship anyways. The real root of the holidays have nothing to do with spirituality, but holidays, if spent well can be good.
Try to enjoy the holidays!!!