reaching out as an introvert pt. 4 {day 12}

I might be behind one day in this series but that's okay! I am so encouraged to see the comments and tweets of how much you are enjoying this series! It helps to know I am not talking to myself.

These are the last two tips for reaching out as an introvert. 

Have goals. 
Being a stay at home mom can sometimes feel not fulfilling even though deep down we know how fulfilling it is in many ways. This is why it's so important to have goals set for each week. You need to have other passions than being a mom. So that you can show your children how to reach for what you love and live with passion, especially for Him. 

So, what goal can you set for yourself this week? I will exercise 3 times this week, send my husband cute messages throughout the day, finish that crochet project, finish this book, etc. 

Prepare before you go to social outings. 
I never was good at small talk when you first meet someone. I would tell my husband so many times, "please don't leave me when we go here!". Finally I realized if I had a few questions and a few topics chosen ahead of time I would be ok. I would think about them on the way to a social outing or while fixing my hair and makeup. About how the conversation would go and setting myself up to talk to people without losing energy quickly. Just doing this helps my stress and becoming weary too quickly. 

How do you handle social outings?

This is the twelfth post in a 31 day series in October about being comfortable in your own skin as an introvert.