In past articles, I’ve expounded on the benefits of self-care and given a few tips. This article will focus on self-care tips specifically for those with an INFJ personality type.
An INFJ’s personality markers make them more likely to experience burnout, mental and emotional, at the end of the day. Hence, if you are an INFJ, you need to take care of your well-being.
Here are five ways for an INFJ to practice better self-care.
- Be more playful
INFJs are serial planners. Some, even schedule time to not plan. Regardless of how your schedule looks like, try to do something spontaneous. It doesn’t have to be something big. It could be going out to an impromptu lunch with a friend. If you feel hesitant because going with the flow is not in your nature, work your way up to it. At the end of the day, you will feel a bit lighter and maybe happier.
Going with the flow can bring about happy accidents and moments of laughter that provide levity and respite. It will bring back fun and joy into your otherwise precisely scheduled life. These moments will also allow you to disconnect from your mind and give your brain the rest that it craves.
- Engage your senses
INFJs can sometimes live too much in their heads and may need a nudge to get out. When you feel overwhelmed, engage your senses by lighting an aromatic candle, taking a warm shower, or listening to music. Do anything that creates an awareness of you in your body and calms you down. Hopefully, doing so will help you relieve stress and feel better.
- Watch re-runs
Sometimes, what the day calls for is mindless TV. Re-runs and mindless tv are the type of escapism your overly active mind needs after a long tiring day.
- Create a calm environment
INFJs are sometimes highly-sensitive people. If you are highly sensitive, try to create for yourself an environment that is calm and peaceful. Dim the lights, open a window and try to limit the number of sensory stimuli. This moment of pause will make you feel happier and more relaxed. A great time to pause is in the mornings, right before your day begins. Meditating or even having 15 minutes of silence in the morning mentally prepares you for the day ahead.
INFJs, and any other introvert, love to introspect. It is our hallmark trait. Unfortunately, your hectic life might not allow you time to introspect and ponder on philosophical questions. So, schedule time to do so. Indulge in moments of introspection. This time will help you check in with your inner self and readjust your intention and purpose. It will give you a sense of clarity that can help you as you move forward throughout the day.
Everyone can use a little bit of self-care, not just INFJs. Hope that this article has been helpful and encouraged you to take care of yourself. Let us know in the comments below which point you found most helpful.
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