Read, Write, Rest, or Cook

I’ve had a busy last few days… I’ve extroverted way too much… you introverts out there know what I mean…so I am grateful for a quiet day… one where I don’t need to leave home… a day to recharge my batteries… so that I can extrovert again… when need be… which will probably be tomorrow…

While we have a day at home… Bertha… has recommended that I do the… Three R’s… I learned from Mrs. Wallace… my favorite Kindergarten teacher… now… they are probably a little different that the ones you are acquainted with as no math is involved… these go like this… read… write… rest…

So… I’ve done some of all three today… and… I added one of my own… cook… which doesn’t fit into the alliteration…but there is something about preparing good food… and then eating it… of course… that is grounding… especially when that food included… homemade mac and cheese… with a pork chop and some greens… a meal that made doing the dishes worthwhile… and… no… Bertha… did not help with the dishes… but she made good smacking noises as she cleaned her plate…

Basically… Bertha… says you don’t have to… read… write… rest… or… cook… it can be any activity which helps you to recuperate and reground… just be sure you make time for it… somewhere in your busy schedule…

Jane

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Inside Out…

Hello…my name is Jane…and…I am…an…introvert

I do great in a one-on-one situation…but kind of freeze up in a crowd…becoming self-conscious…tongue tied…even when I’m with the same people that I would be comfortable with…in a smaller setting…

I remember…Mama…telling me when I was a young…that she was always loneliest in a crowd…and…this little nut…fell close to that tree…

My daughter once gave me a working distinction…between…an introvert and an extrovert…she said that…the difference was truly in how a person…recharges…that…extroverts need to be with people to recharge…they need…activity…while….introverts need to recharge alone…they need…contemplation…

That explanation…made so much sense to me…helped me to understand why as young wife and mother…even though I was very happy…I would sometimes…pine…for my college apartment…wishing I still had it…and could go there a couple of hours a day…

This morning…I was pondering…how…can I be an introvert…if my primary love language…is…Quality Time…doesn’t that mean…I need to be with people…

Thankfully…Bertha….was happy to relate the two for me…she said…that…not only do…I require quality time with others…to thrive…I also require quality time alone…in order to recharge…she say that…it is the balance between the two…that I need to maintain…

Hmmm…something to contemplate…as…I recharge…

Jane