University can be a very confusing and terrifying time with so much going on and in my opinion it can be even harder when you are an introvert because you are forced into so many new situations and a lot of the time have to make a whole new set of friends. Here are my tips on how to have the best time as an introvert in university
- Don’t force yourself to be social- As a university student you may feel pressured to join a lot of clubs, go to parties and make a bunch of friends but that is not for everyone although it may seem like it. Of course it is great to go to parties, join clubs, meet new people and make new friends but don’t do it just for the sake of it until you are absolutely drained. Make sure to make time for yourself and spend some alone time to rejuvenate.
- Find the perfect place for you- It is never a good idea to join clubs or go places just because your friends want to because it’s most likely that they’ll have a better time then you will. Instead find clubs that you are interested in that may be better for your personality- stuff like the writing club, book club and such are usually great for introverts plus you’ll meet new people with similar interests and similar personalities which would be a great experience.
- Be open to new experiences- As much as it is important to spend time doing things you are comfortable with it’s also a good idea to once in a while try something new just for fun. University is a unique place where you get so many options to try new things that you may not get again so take advantage of it and get out of your comfort zone for a while even if you do end up going back home by nine and going to bed. At least you tried!
- Be prepared- Many introverts tend to be very anxious about new things but unfortunately many universities are not going to have baby steps for things and so you need to be prepared to face a lot of new challenges and have lots of new experiences. Don’t think about it too much and freak out before anything even happens, of course, but do know that there will be moments you will be forced out of your comfort zone and be prepared to face a lot of new challenges.
I hope these tips help you out and make your time at university a lot easier and much more enjoyable!
This post was written in collaboration with Kitty Jade! Check out the post she wrote for my blog called My Experience Of Being An Introvert.
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