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I have actually realized how socially introverted I am, even without the social distancing of the pandemic. My communication skills are great, beyond even, yet I am not a social butterfly unless I feel like there’s reasons to discuss things. Because the pandemic has transformed our interactions on even the most basic levels, my thoughts about my sociability don’t concern me too much because I can grasp the true definition of communication. The reason we communicate is to express. Whether that’s a need, a want, a like, a desire or the opposite. When that expression is stifled, it creates so much tension and conflict that there’s more of an outpouring, instead of directing the message. So I’ve been trying my best to understand how I can handle what has become of my communication style due to being stifled to such extents of the introversion. My honest opinion is that to express in a healthy way that conveys what you need, is a key step in improving the direction that your life moves in. More than ever, at the moments that I move towards effectively connecting the thoughts that express what I want to convey. Rather than immediately saying what I feel without thinking, I want to structure what I want to say in mind so that it creates the best depiction of how I want the message to be received. I still have a long way to go with structuring my thinking patterns, but the more I connect my feelings with my heart and my thinking mind, the closer I can be to beginning to increase my confidence in my journey through the future of my life.
Even though I have flaws and imperfections and being an introverted IFNJ decreases my likelihood of always conveying my messages properly, I want to put forth the intention of understanding how to make the words and my thoughts dance in unison and being in a setting where I’ll only progress if I can authentically put each one of my wordless emotions into categories where I can willfully decide how I will determine what will be said is something I actually actively have to learn. I’m thankful for this stage of mental maturity in realizing that I honestly may just have to speak up more even if that’s to myself, to make sense of what I may be trying to do. Or at least to make a point in understanding how or why and relating and being able to understand and recognize the pattern if it reappears.
Most of all, having the goal of allocating my speaking is about being in the moment enough to stay in the ebb and flow and balance the meaning of how I process a given moment.
With a bit more practice, I can begin to allow my words to become apart of my expression once understanding the internal and physical process of digestion and perception.
Though the roadway path may be long, at least there is somewhere to begin, and something to start with.
I saved this to my blog because I feel like this is extremely relevant to my life or will be in the future.
Cooking can sometimes feel like a chore at the end of a busy day. It’s often tempting to throw a ready meal in the oven or call for take out. But preparing a simple and healthy family meal doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Here are some quick wholesome dishes that you and your family will love. They can even be prepared in advance.
I know, what could be better that a steaming plate of fries, gravy and cheese curd? Fries, gravy, cheese curd and bacon, that’s what! Throw in some fresh shallots, chilli, and a splash of roasted bone marrow and duck gravy, and we turn this popular French-Canadian dish into a something sublime.
During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. One of our favorite things we like to serve when friends are visiting are buckwheat blueberry pancakes.
There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of pumpkin soup on a cold autumn day. Combine your roasted pumpkin with some onion, garlic, vegetable broth, and a few spices, and give it some time to simmer away. Pair it with a few slices of fresh bread to turn it into something sublime.