When you’re overstimulated, find a mini-escape, like going out to your car for something you “forgot.”
In a society that caters to extroverts, it’s up to us introverts to cultivate rituals in our lives that safeguard our spirit.
We internalize this message that something is “wrong” with us for not being more social, and we try to be more like “them” – extroverts.
You’re not alone in feeling depleted as an introverted parent — but taking care of yourself is taking care of your kids, and everyone will be better off for it.
As an introvert, when I “go to bed” early, it’s the solitude I need almost more than the actual sleep.
No, nap time does not count as alone time: You’re not alone just because the other person happens to be sleeping.