There's a difference between being #introverted, being #shy, and being #anxious. They are NOT synonymous; however, it's been shown that these traits often overlap. Being introverted means that you feel drained after social interaction. Being shy means that you find social interaction embarrassing. Having #socialanxiety feels more like panic. What about you? Are you introverted, shy, or anxious? Or all three? (I'm an #introvert with occasional #anxiety, but not usually shy.)
With 2017 just around the corner, there's no better time to slow down, reflect, and try to incorporate some calm into our busy lives. If you're hoping to increase your focus on wellbeing in the new year, approaching 2017 mindfully is a great place to start. Practicing mindfulness means many different things to different people, from reducing your dependence on technology and increasing your awareness of the present moment, to decluttering in order to find calm.