When I was brainstorming a title for this post, one of the options that came to mind was: “4 Ways Writing is Helpful Toward Introversion.” This title made me cringe and think “well, doesn’t that sound as though introversion is a disease?” I answered my question with an adamant “no!” on behalf of myself, whom I consider to be an introvert, and all other introverts of the world. The idea that introverts need help to become extroverted is a common misconception. The truth is, many introverts are experts in helping themselves. At least we like to think we are. Writing is actually one of those powerful mechanisms that help us to do so. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I’m sharing with you how writing has helped me. I’m sure many other introverts can relate as well.
Writer’s block. Or as I like to call literary congestion. It’s an ailment that plagues many of us who are writing. The first step to recovery, before you take any step at all, can involve taking a step back. Now, you may be thinking “but how will I get anything done?” You’ll just have to trust me on this. It’s a catch 22 that is worth the benefits. To prevent yourself from stepping too far back and losing your focus, it is important to engage in activities that have a positive and meaningful impact. Here are a few suggestions.