If you’re an introvert, how old were you when you figured it out?
I was in my mid-twenties—working from home with two little boys always within arm’s reach of me—when I connected the dots.
There was a reason I sometimes needed to check out of my social life? There was a reason I felt so worn down by the constant questions and “watch me, Mom!” from my toddler? There was a reason I spent a lot of time at home with my kids (because that’s how I like it) and still felt utterly depleted at the end of each day?
Cue me breathing a long, dramatic sigh of relief (and gleefully canceling even more of the activities on my calendar!).
I have a theory that the relief I felt at learning about my introversion is universal—especially if you’re a parent. The nonstop nature and continuous noise of parenting is extra… tricky for people who need quiet and space in order to recharge.
I recently asked our community to share the first tip you’d give to a parent who has just discovered the connection between her introversion and her struggles as a parent. No surprise—y’all delivered! So I whipped up a PDF: 12 tips for introverted parents, from introverted parents.
I love that the advice is from real, everyday women who have connected the dots just like you have. Their tips are varied and specific, and in my (obviously biased) opinion totally worth reading. 😉
Use this this link to join our newsletter and grab a copy! Be sure to check the box for “Printable: 12 Tips for Introverted Parents.”
1. If you’re already a subscriber, shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send the PDF over as soon as I can!
2. Take a peek at my ecourse, Talked Out, Touched Out: Learn to Thrive as an Introverted Mom! Registration will open again early spring 2018. I’d be so thrilled to have you join us and move toward becoming a calmer, happier you.