Solo episode for you this week! Today I’m talking about taking breaks, introversion, and becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Recently a friend of mine asked me how she could overcome her introversion. And I was like, “Wait, hold up!” Introversion is a character trait, not something to overcome. It is what makes you, you. Overcoming unwanted behaviors like the kind I talk about in my book, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit, yes absolutely.
Being an introvert, being tall, or having long fingers – those are things you should embrace and never shun away. I go into this further, in this episode. I also talk about being comfortable with the uncomfortable. To sum it up here, life is a series of uncomfortable and awkward events and conversations. Stop waiting for comfortable.
Humans are ever-evolving (now I’m not trying to act like we’re better than everyone else, but I’m just sayin’ if you listen to my podcast you’re out there doing hard work and probably evolving at a faster rate than those who don’t. I mean… ?). And if I know you, I know you love to read personal development books, listen to podcasts, and know you’re taking action on bettering your life. YAY YOU!
And sometimes you need a break. In this episode you’ll hear me talk about a big break I’ve been taking, what a psychic told me a few weeks ago about this break, and how I feel about taking lots of action and seeing results, and not taking any action at all. (Hint: you’re always exactly where you need to be).
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Someone asked me, “How can I overcome my introversion?” and I share my answer
- You don’t have to always be ‘moving’ to feel like a productive member of society
- Why I am such a fan of taking a break and making myself a priority
- Trust your inner wisdom because she knows what is best for you
- My meeting with a psychic and how she called me out
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Not Another Self-Help Podcast ->> Submit Your Question to Andrea and Amy
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
YKAL Episode 275 – Sometimes You Just Have to Ride It Out
Bird by Bird, Ann LaMott
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert