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An Introvert who lacked Social Wellness

I'm an introvert. I love a quiet period to reflect, pray, be creative, and recharge my battery. I write this blog in silence, without the annoying voices of YouTube kids who entertain only young children as my backdrop.

For the past two weeks, my six-year-old and I have been home sick with one illness after another, so I've had my fill of YouTube kids! Even though I've been home, something an introvert loves, I have missed my people. As much as I love my daughter, caring for her, snuggling, and taking naps with her, I have felt my soul long for more. Even though I took classes, watched movies, scrolled Facebook and Instagram, choreographed, spent time with Jesus, journaled, and spent time with my son and husband, something was still missing. I was serving my family with all my heart, but I needed Social Wellness; I missed people I didn't have to serve, people I could greet without doing anything for.

Aubree went to school today, and I saw people when I dropped her off! I was ecstatic to say "hi" to one of the women who regularly attends my morning class, to smile at a fellow parent as he dropped off his child, and wave at a crossing guard that I didn't know that I sent a text to my husband and told him, "I saw people today!" Introverts forget that we need a good dose of social wellness to introvert well, and sometimes this means simply dropping your child off at school or going to the grocery store, or even better, having coffee with a few trusted friends to have authentic conversations with.

We aren't meant to live life alone. I have a person in my life who has suffered from depression and fear most of their adult lives. They lived in this space for a long time and removed themselves from those who loved them. This person lacked Social Wellness, which took a toll on their minds and bodies because we are a whole person, and when we lack in one area, it affects all the other areas of our bodies and lives. Our souls yearn to be filled socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. What is your soul crying out for today? Do you need to be around people without having to do anything for them? Do you need to feel your feelings and talk about those feelings with God or a trusted friend? Do you need to move your body, use your senses, or do something creative? Do you need to listen or read scripture or be prayed for? Whatever your soul needs, please don't put it off. 

Dear friend, I pray that you enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.


Comments (5)

Feb 09

Love this ❤️


We are definitely going to try out this recipe!


Jan 25

Great topic Heather! It's definitely one not talked about often and one that you just have to try to figure it out on your own, at least for me anyway.


Jan 20

Amen, Heather! These words are so true and encouraging right now!


Jan 01

Thank you, Heather, for your beautiful post. I alwasy feel so much love and encouragement from reading your blog posts <3

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