Now is the perfect time to understand our way of thinking

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A lot of people don’t like being alone. They have a desire to go to large parties, meet hundreds of people, and have long conversations until the early hours of the morning.

That’s not me. I prefer being alone with my thoughts, reflecting on the past, and thinking about everything that the future has to offer.

Why? I don’t know. But it’s a natural part of who I am. I can’t help it. So instead of wishing for my personality to be extroverted, I read, write, and do many other things that you’d expect a typical introvert to do.

You may wonder if an introvert is lonely, has many friends, or anything else that comes to mind. I don’t blame you for thinking that; I’m genuinely empathetic to your curiosity. But the reality is that we often enjoy our time alone, thinking, and pondering the most profound questions of life. …


Implement these strategies if you want to read more frequently.

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I’ve reached a point in my life where I enjoy nothing more than sitting down and reading a good book for several hours. But I wasn’t always like this. More often than not, I struggled to find the time, energy, and motivation to sit down on the sofa and read the first page.

So how did I become an avid reader in a short amount of time? The answer is adopting the habits of passionate readers, such as Bill Gates, and then implementing them into my own life.

So below are several strategies that will help you to read a lot more frequently. Each of these insights changed my life for the better, and I’m confident they will do the same for you, too. …


But it quickly turned into a mental health catastrophe.

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When I first heard about the idea of being told to stay at home all day, I was admittedly pretty excited. I wouldn’t be forced to attend parties with hundreds of people and have long conversations with strangers until the early hours of the morning.

I saw the lockdowns as an opportunity to wholeheartedly embrace the introvert lifestyle. I could read, write, and spend time with my thoughts for as long I wanted. And nobody could judge me for it.

At first, many introverts (like me) saw the lockdown as a dream come true. …


#4 — You write your entire life story in your bio.

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Online dating is complicated. At least, that’s what a lot of people seem to think. After all, the process of falling in love can be incredibly hard and frustrating at times.

The truth is that online dating doesn’t have to be difficult. Chances are, you’re just making a few mistakes that are quickly turning people off… instead of on.

I know exactly how you feel. For a long time, I sucked at online dating. …


You don’t need to deal with your problems alone.

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I used to cry in my bedroom for several hours until the early hours of the morning. It was as if nobody understood me or could genuinely relate to what I was going through.

I felt overwhelmed. My anxiety was at an all-time high. Every day, my mental health was worsening. The quality of my relationships was deteriorating as I felt like I couldn’t confide in anyone. I didn’t want to deal with my problems alone. But at the time, I had no choice.

That’s when I realized something changed my life forever. Healthy relationships are built on a mutual sense of trust and understanding. So when you feel like nobody else can understand what you’re going through, the quality of your relationships will inevitably suffer as a result. …


They’re a great way to increase your happiness and productivity.

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I’ve been going to sleep in the middle of the afternoon for approximately six months. And looking back, my only regret is that I didn’t start taking afternoon naps sooner.

Some of you may think I’m exaggerating when I say that I love afternoon naps. But the truth is that I’m not. They’ve had an incredible impact on my ability to live a much better and more fulfilling life.

I’ve become a lot more creative, productive, and have the mental energy to accomplish all of my tasks throughout the day. …


According to several of my closest friends.

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What would you do if you knew that your crush liked you back?

Chances are, you’d muster up the courage to ask them out since you could easily recognize the signs of attraction.

You want to avoid rejection and begin an incredible relationship with someone you genuinely love. But for one reason or another, you don’t know how to differentiate between kindness and genuine love & affection.

That’s okay. I know exactly how you feel. For a long time, I was held back by fear. I was afraid of asking out my crush because I was terrified of ruining the strong friendship that we already had. …


Do something every day that creates a meaningful impact.

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Pretty much everyone wants to leave a lasting impression on someone’s life. They want each interaction with their friends and family to be exciting and extremely memorable. The only problem? They have absolutely no idea how to start.

If you’re anything like my past self, you can relate. Perhaps your social life is good, but not great. Maybe you want to improve the quality of your relationship, but don’t have a clue what to do. Whatever situation you’re in, don’t worry — there is a solution.

If you want to make yourself unforgettable, a great way to begin is by creating a meaningful impact in the lives of your loved ones. After all, they will always remember what you did and how much you care about them. …


Satire

“We can relate. We’re quarantined in our 14 bedroom mansions.”

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Hello World. It’s us, the billionaires.

We feel your pain. We can totally relate to what you’re going through and understand how challenging the lockdowns are on your mental health.

How do we know all of this? We’re going through the exact same set of circumstances. We are with you. Right here, right now, we are standing by your side.

A lot of people don’t realize that we have it tough as well. We’re quarantined in our 14 bedroom mansions. According to the stay at home order, we’re not allowed to leave our 356-acre property.

Many of us lost millions of dollars of our net worth during this crisis. To make ends meet, we might have to sell one of our eleven private islands in the Caribbean. In these trying times, we know exactly how you feel. …


Listen to their opinion and try to find common ground.

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When you fall in love with someone, you try to accept every part of them. Not just their hobbies, taste in music, and favorite foods. But also their political views. After all, a strong and healthy relationship requires you to accept each other for who you both are.

Chances are, your partner doesn’t have the same political views on absolutely everything. But that’s okay. Disagreements over politics are inevitable — especially if you come from different backgrounds. As David Ludden writes in Psychology Today:

“The region where you grew up is a strong predictor of your political orientation in adulthood, but again there are plenty of exceptions. If you were raised in rural Georgia or Arkansas, you’re likely quite conservative, and yet these regions also produced two Democratic presidents — Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Likewise, New Yorkers are notoriously liberal, yet our current Republican president hails from the Big Apple.” …

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