I’ve always had mixed emotions about the ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ labels. I love being around my people, but I used to always feel the need to recharge after big social events. What I’ve discovered is that I was just an extreme people-pleaser who didn’t uphold my boundaries or manage my energy. In this episode, I share how I handle social situations now to make sure that I’m not leaving them feeling anxious and drained.
If you identify as an introvert, DM me over on Instagram at @loriharder and let me know if this resonates with you! Plus, tell me how you’re going to challenge yourself at your next social event!
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Episode Timeline & Discussion Questions
(0:30) Welcome back to Earn Your Happy. Today, Lori is sharing her theory about introverts.
(3:03) Lori says, “I want to challenge you and say that I don’t think you need as much time as you think you do, alone and away from people.”
(4:43) Lori talks about having poor judgment of people and places.
(6:51) Lori says, “Something that has changed for me is my happiness, my anxiety, my depression, and my mental health. And the only thing that has changed is that I have gotten more social.”
(9:49) Lori talks about upholding your boundaries.
(13:12) Lori discusses what it means to have poor energy management.
(17:58) Lori asks listeners to DM her @loriharder and let her know if this idea resonates with them and how they’re going to challenge themselves at their next social event.