- This is in answer to:
- Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? See all answers
- January 27, 2012 by rebeccasouth
- Plinky Prompt: Are you more of an Extrovert or and Introvert?
Well, this was a timely Plinky Prompt. I am going to fire off a quick answer before going to bed in lieu of the post I planned to place. I just spent 3 hours writing something that got lost in the internet ether. sigh. Maybe I dodged a bullet, it was a pretty steep subject. As to the question at hand:
I say it all the time. I am the most extroverted introvert in the world. I love people, but too much external stimuli "shorts" out my brain. It leaves me unable to form sentences, remember things and keep a positive attitude. When I feel like my brain is a jumbled mess of voices (crazy, much?) the ONLY way I have found to regroup is to unplug the phone and retreat.
After some time, usually no more than a couple of days, I can jump right back into the fray.
I have been thinking a lot on this subject and have tried many times to go through an Outlook Development "Choice Process" on the subject. I dutifully write "Forgetting things and Needing Phone Vacations" on the line next to the prompt, "What outcome do you want to change?" But every time the process takes me to a completely different topic.
Yesterday it clicked for me as to why. I can't find a negative belief that is causing this because I am already doing the things I need to do to mitigate overload. I am making real changes. I am getting rid of all the "mind noise" I can by reducing my possessions by 50-75%, eating an all raw-food diet, shunning smoking, fixing my finances and following my passions (music and writing).
By drastically reducing the stress and simplifying my every day life, I feel confident I'll have a lot bigger capacity for remembering details and handling external stimuli. The tricky part is is this is a massive project and as with most profound improvements, things tend to get worse before they get better. I believe I am almost to the top of the hill.
I am excited to crest the mountain and sail my way through to March 21st. Naive? Perhaps.