To The Introvert Struggling To Come Out Of His Or Her Shell
Start writing a post
Adulting

To The Introvert Struggling To Come Out Of His Or Her Shell

Being alone can be dangerously addicting, but you miss out on life in the process.

336
legally blonde

If you are introverted like me, then you're probably someone who loves the solitude that comes with being alone, sitting in a blanket burrito, and binge-watching your latest Netflix/Hulu obsession. Mainly, because being in social situations tend to drain your energy. Sadly, this isn't a great trait to have and sometimes you can even lose friends in the process (I know I have).

I know that it's hard to crack that shell that provides so much comfort. I know that there is a 50/50 chance that every time you go out that you could have a great time or just be miserable the entire time, so instead, locking yourself away seems like the solid choice.

What's worse for a lot of us is that it's not something that can be helped because it's just good old fashion depression. This just makes it that much harder to get out there and live life.

What I have had to teach myself is that it's not necessarily how you feel in the moment, but instead the memories you make that will last you a lifetime, and how can you ever make memories if you never attempt to go out and make any?

It's not about bettering your social media feed or even caring about what people think about you and what you do with your life, but instead, it's about taking care of your mental well-being and not wasting your life away. Even just going out once a week is better than getting up, going to work/school, going home, and repeat.

We all need our alone time every now and then, but one thing I have learned through my introverted ways is that when you constantly lock yourself away, you miss out on life. And for someone like me who is in college and in their early 20's, you miss out on what is some of the best years of your life, which I know a lot of us have a bad habit of doing.

I want to challenge the introvert reading this as I have been challenging myself; start making plans with friends and to make the best of life, or even better, start saying yes to those who still invite you to go out instead of making up a million excuses to stay in.

It's okay to start small, like just going out to dinner or seeing a movie, but slowly going out of your comfort zone is a great way to start cracking that shell and even feeling a little bit better about yourself (or at least I know it does for me).

I know that it's frustrating that this is a challenge to you when it comes so easily to others, it can even seem unfair. But in the end, as long as you are trying to come out of your shell for yourself and not others, then I promise, it's worth the try.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

41954
​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

60917
The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

The Six Most Iconic Pitbull Lyrics Of All Time

Mr. Worldwide just wants to see you succeed.

79174
a photo of artist Pitbull

It is no secret that Pitbull is a gifted artist, but many fail to remember that he can be a source of great inspiration as well. The following is a list of iconic Pitbull lyrics that we know and love. Read on to feel empowered — if you think you can handle it.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

11 Essential Expectations for Becoming the Ultimate Cheermeister

Mastering Festive Expectations: Tips to Shine as Your Holiday Cheermeister

111588
Crazy for Christmas

So you’ve elected yourself as this year's Holiday Cheermeister, there’s no shame in that. The holidays are your pride and joy, and you've taken on the responsibility to get everyone in the spirit. With only one week until Christmas, here are some things we expect from you, Cheermeister.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments