May 15, 2021
How to Celebrate Life Quietly
While we encourage you to celebrate everything in life, we know this can look different for everyone. The over-the-top gestures and events that some may bask in will send others looking for a place to hide. It’s a common misconception that introverts don’t want to celebrate things – they do, just not in the same way extroverts would prefer.
Here are 10 ways to celebrate life’s events — big or small — quietly …
- Grab a close friend and go for a pedicure and a couple hours of window shopping, ending your outing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
- Host a board game night with just a few people. It can be difficult for introverts to initiate small talk, but conversations naturally flow when playing a game.
- Take a trip somewhere by yourself. Even a night at a nearby hotel can feel like the ultimate luxury.
- Pick up a slice of cake from the grocery store, and eat it in your pajamas while reading a good book.
- Plan a movie night with popcorn, soda, and candy. You can enjoy others’ company without too much conversation.
- Purchase a small piece of jewelry (it doesn’t have to be expensive) that will remind you of your big accomplishment whenever you wear it.
- Treat yourself to the ultimate “you” day. Do everything that brings you joy. Take a long bath; linger at the bookstore; order your favorite takeout … it’s your day.
- Find a beautiful journal and use it to record all the big and small things worth celebrating.
- Invite a couple people to dinner at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try. Food brings people together, and you’ll be able to head home for some quiet after you’ve enjoyed your dessert.
- Get all dressed up. Put on your fanciest outfit, and do your hair and makeup. Then, stay home and enjoy your own company.
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