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Self-Care Tips for Pre-Occupied Introverts

Melissa Howard

Head of Prevention Outreach

If you happen to be an introvert, then you’ll know it’s easy to often over-analyze situations or circumstances even as it relates to our health and well-being. And sometimes the tendency to overthink things can lead to procrastination or indecision which is not very helpful especially when you have certain health goals you want to achieve. Therefore, the best way to get started is just to get started anyway despite any hesitations you may be feeling. That said, Red Cedar Psychology, Assessment and Communications Remote Services shares top self-care tips for pre-occupied introverts.

Journal your thoughts away

Most introverts enjoy the opportunity to be alone and reflect on the day, especially if it’s been busy and you haven’t had a moment to yourself to process your feelings and thoughts. If you eventually do find the time, why not use this time to journal if you’re feeling particularly spent after being around people all day? Journaling could also be the perfect remedy to help you unwind when you get that alone time to yourself.


If you find that you struggle to feel yourself again after being in company for long periods of time, meditation can help you reconnect with your innermost thoughts and emotions so that you emerge refreshed, rejuvenated, and like your authentic self again. Moreover, the beauty of meditation is that you can do what suits you and your belief system. Just be sure that whatever you do ends up choosing works for you so that you feel calmer and more at peace thereafter.


The best thing about dance is that it’s not just limited to a particular personality type - anyone can reap the benefits of dance. Furthermore, it is an excellent form of exercise that you could do by yourself when you’re feeling most comfortable. Moreover, Psychology Today notes that music is a mood booster that could pick you up on those days when you need an extra energy boost.

Enjoy the outdoors

Stoett Outdoors points out that getting outside and into the sunshine and fresh air could also do wonders for your mood and emotions if you’re feeling tired and more drained than usual. Moreover, being outdoors can boost your energy levels as well as improve your concentration levels if you have something extremely important to do that requires absolute focus.

Make it a priority to exercise

Making exercise a priority is something that many people struggle with - introvert or not. But exercise is not something that is so easy to do especially when you have a lot on your mind and doing something physical is the furthest thing from your mind. Nonetheless, you can still make the decision to exercise no matter how busy your day is. Incorporate exercise into your daily activities by going for a walk in your teatime or taking the stairs when you could just as easily take the elevator.

Put the necessary boundaries in place

Putting the necessary boundaries in place is essential for introverts especially if you find it difficult to say no to people because you don’t want to disappoint them or disappoint yourself because you’re not fulfilling your expectations. Nonetheless, it is essential that you do say no if you don’t want to feel like you’re being pulled in lots of different directions without feeling like you have a say in the matter.

Self-care for introverts might seem like it’s something that comes naturally to those more reserved and introspective. But this generalization is what makes it easy to assume that it’s not really necessary. However, this couldn’t be further than the truth for introverts who haven’t been diligent about practising this important truth.

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